In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins talks with Rob Cizek, the executive pastor of North Coast Church near Seattle. Previously Rob worked in business and as a television news director, so he brings a varied and unique set of skills to the ministry. Rob is a respected leadership blogger focusing on practical advice implementable ideas.
“The healthiest relationships between senior pastor and executive pastor are when they are filling in gaps.”
“How do we do life together as disciples?”
“We had a lot of young Christians, but they really weren’t growing up.”
“We want to be a church of small groups, not a church with small groups.”
“Behavior needs to start at the very top of the organization.”
“I’m not going to ask you to go be vulnerable with the people under you unless I can be vulnerable with you.”
“Everyone is living comparing themselves to someone else’s highlight reel on social media.”
“I want to make sure I am staying fresh.”
“Over time, even if you have the same position and title you don’t always have the same job.”
“To stay fresh think of yourself as a life long learner.”
“The most important disciples you’ll ever make are your children.”
“It’s not just about results. It’s about results and people.”
“Networking is where support comes from, ideas come from, jobs come from.”
“Networking is, at the end of the day, adding value to people.”
“You can quickly tell when you’re being worked in networking.”
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