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The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy, is brought to you by Lifeway Leadership. In each episode, the hosts ask five questions of different guests or on a particular leadership topic. The aim of this podcast, which now has close to 2 million downloads, is to inform and encourage Christian leaders no matter where they are serving—whether in the pastorate, the business world, non-profits, or on a volunteer basis. Our aim is to provide you with practical takeaways that you can implement today. We want to help you grow in character, knowledge, and skills. So join our community and subscribe today! You won’t regret it.

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The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy, is brought to you by Lifeway Leadership. In each episode, the hosts ask five questions of different guests or on a particular leadership topic. The aim of this podcast, which now has close to 2 million downloads, is to inform and encourage Christian leaders no matter where they are serving—whether in the pastorate, the business world, non-profits, or on a volunteer basis. Our aim is to provide you with practical takeaways that you can implement today. We want to help you grow in character, knowledge, and skills. So join our community and subscribe today! You won’t regret it.

    5LQ Episode 476: J.D. Greear on Leadership and Prayer

    5LQ Episode 476: J.D. Greear on Leadership and Prayer

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by J.D. Greear. Greear is the lead pastor of Summit Church and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss the following questions:







    * Why is it hard for pastors to pray?* How has preaching and writing about prayer affected your prayer life?* How do you practically pray?* How do you engage people and get them all to work on their prayer lives?* How can we pray with intensity and clarity?* How does prayer feed vision?







    BEST QUOTES







    "Ultimately, our prayerlessness is a gospel problem. That is that the gospel hasn't trained our heart to both feel our powerlessness on things that matter and then also the promises that Jesus has for those who call to Him.""I've learned out loud and struggled in print.""The Lord's Prayer is supposed to be your outline to pray.""Pray out loud. When I am quiet that is when my mind begins to wander.""When you realize that prayerlessness is not a self-discipline problem, you realize that when the gospel is appropriately shaping somebody's soul then prayer becomes as instinctive as breathing.""When the gospel has shaped your soul properly, then you begin to crave God enough that you find yourself instinctively praying.""Prayer is not just preparation for the ministry, it is the ministry.""A significant portion of our service is devoted to the congregation praying and we make the invitation at the end very prominent.""I'm praying, so that I can preach, so that I can move people to more prayer.""In the model prayer that Jesus gave, over half of it is relational or worship oriented and only half of it is request oriented.""If you are using Jesus's model as your guide, you are going to find that you will spend a lot of time just thinking about the sovereignty of God.""When our team is united in prayer, that is when the Holy Spirit begins to plant ideas."







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    • 32 min
    5LQ Episode 475: Carey Nieuwhof

    5LQ Episode 475: Carey Nieuwhof

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Carey Nieuwhof. Nieuwhof is the host of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast and the author of At Your Best. They discuss doing your best work when you are at your best and determining ahead of time what your best work is so you can prioritize your commitments.







    BEST QUOTES







    "The stress spiral is overwhelmed, overworked, overcommitted. It happens when you don't let your time get focused, where you never leverage your energy, and your priorities continually get hijacked.""Your energy waxes and wanes over the course of the day, and it is almost the same every day.""Do what your best at when you are at your best.""How do you say no? One thing is to have a really clear sense of your lane, what are you best at?""Deciding ahead of time what you will and won't do can really help.""When you are in a rapid change environment, what would have been a 9 last year, may not be a 9 this year, so don't make your decisions too far in advance.""You know who always absorbs the slack of all your bad decision making and saying yes too much and being overcommitted? Your family.""If you don't declare a finish line to this, your body will.""Time off won't heal you when the problem is how you spend your time on.""If you don't deal with your problems, they don't get better. They get worse."







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    Essentialism by Greg McKeown







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    • 42 min
    5LQ Episode 474: How to Structure Staff with Daniel Im

    5LQ Episode 474: How to Structure Staff with Daniel Im

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Daniel Im. Im is the former co-host of 5LQ and the current lead pastor at Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta. They discuss the following questions:







    * What does Beulah's staff structure currently look like?* How should a small church learn from a large church perspective?* When is the right time to make a position paid versus volunteer?* When is the right time to restructure the staff? How often should that happen? * Are there benefits to a siloed organization or a flat organization, or is it dependent on the circumstances?







    BEST QUOTES







    "There are structures and systems in absolutely everything. You are either intentional about it or you just let it happen.""Our role as kingdom workers is to see God's kingdom advance which requires scaling and church's multiplying and growing.""The structure has to be fluid around who you have on the bus.""When it comes to staff structure, you need to start with yourself and discern how God has gifted you, what He is calling you to, what are the things that only you can do, and what are the things that as the lead you need to do.""Overstructuring can actually harm you.""Learn from the communicators of 1,000+, but don't learn from their structure because their structure will choke your growth and prevent you from growing.""Don't hire three or four ten-hour positions, hire one person who is a master recruiter.""Re-orging is not a silver bullet.""If we are re-orging just because we are not happy with the results of our church, that is the wrong time to re-org.""So many churches turn to re-organizations as a bandage.""Don't do it to often, but you have to re-org when there are major changes like succession.""We too quickly go to other people's experience and wisdom and we don't often just sit at the feet of Jesus, pray, wait, listen, and study your own context.""We have to study our own context and wait on Jesus for the answer."







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    No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im







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    • 51 min
    5LQ Episode 473: Henry Kaestner

    5LQ Episode 473: Henry Kaestner

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Henry Kaestner. Kaestner is the co-founder of Bandwidth, managing principal at Sovereign's Capital, and co-author of Faith Driven Entrepreneur. They discuss the relationship between pastors and faith driven entrepreneurs and finding identity in Christ, not in entrepreneurship.







    BEST QUOTES







    "Casting and solving problems is a part of getting into this work that is done by God as His kingdom is advancing.""I think that faith-driven entrepreneurs are being used by God in the marketplace to really impact culture.""Now my biggest leadership challenge is how do I help to lead a movement that is not about me.""Your identity is as a beloved child of God. When God looks at you He doesn't see that Mark Zuckerberg type of character that you might want to be, He sees His son.""The balance that an entrepreneur has is: Am I faithful and obedient? Do I have a right understanding of my identity?""One of the marks of a faith-driven entrepreneur is to be faithful rather than willful.""I would tell my 20-year-old self, my 35-year-old self, my 51-year-old-self who just yesterday made decisions without just pausing for a second to ask God, 'Help me make sure that this is not of you, to just kill it.'"







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    • 37 min
    5LQ Episode 472: Will Heath on Succession

    5LQ Episode 472: Will Heath on Succession

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Will Heath. Heath has been working on the topic of succession for decades. He is also author of the book Embracing Succession. They discuss the following questions:







    * Why is succession something you should prepare for now, not when you are about to transition?* What can you do from a practical standpoint to redistribute the weight of succession?* How should pastor manage conversations about succession?* What decisions lead to a poor succession transition?* What resources would you share?* How can the successor step into the transition and follow a long-tenured pastor well?







    BEST QUOTES







    "To not lead and behave in a way that recognizes the seasons we are in as human beings is poor stewardship.""Another important aspect of how we steward is discerning the seasons that we as leaders are in and that our organizations are in.""One of the reasons we see failures in succession planning is because leaders don't redistribute the weight that they are applying to the conversation.""Many churches don't have an ongoing rhythm and ability to access risk.""A leader doesn't have to signal that they are thinking about succession in 5 to 7 years to do an organizational assessment.""Pastors can have candid conversations with their boards.""We associate succession planning with search, and I want to destroy that connection.""This is the perfect season for you to model what you've been teaching us for decades in how to trust the Lord in our transitions.""Transitions don't create problems as much as they expose them.""Talk to current staff and previous staff. That will go a long way to helping successors understand whether or not hey are going to be a fit."







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    Leading Change by John Kotter







    Succession: Are You Ready? by Marshall Goldsmith







    Too Great a Temptation by Joel Gregory







    Leading Change Without Losing It by Carey Nieuwhof







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    • 39 min
    5LQ Episode 471: Choco De Jesús

    5LQ Episode 471: Choco De Jesús

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Choco De Jesús. Jesús was a pastor for 20 years at New Life Covenant in Chicago, a public servant, and a speaker. He is also on the executive leadership team of the Assemblies of God. They discuss supporting young people in the church and why it is important to have priorities.







    BEST QUOTES







    "Love is the currency of heaven, not Bible study, not prayers, not fasting.""During this cancel culture, we need to know that we are citizens of heaven.""God is a God of generations. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the God who speaks into generations and we have to follow that lead.""We have to be able to open the gates for the next generation to be able to find their purpose and what God has for them.""I try to tell leaders not to balance their lives. You aren't a juggler. You are a man or woman of God. You've got to be able to have priorities.""My leadership in my home was establishing some sort of structure that the next generation, my children's children, would be able to follow.""The local church had this major role of showing me what the family looks like even though we are made up of different people.""As leaders, we create moments in the lives of these children that will mark them for the rest of their lives.""God has called us to be servants and to be leading in our communities and our cities and our families."







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    Stay the Course: Finding Hope in a Drifting Culture by Choco De Jesús







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    • 39 min

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