In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by David Kinnaman, owner and president of the Barna Group and co-author of several books (with previous guest, Gabe Lyons) including the most recent, Good Faith: Being a Christian when Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. The conversation covers everything from verified statistics to parenting to Christians in culture. Enjoy!
“Who is our customer, and what do they consider to be valuable or important?”
“Research, when it’s used in a prophetic way for the church, is helping a leader do his or her job better.”
“It’s important that research accomplishes a particular goal.”
“Let’s be really focused about the next right thing we need to do.”
“It’s amazing how much the Lord’s favor is at the heart of a leader’s journey.”
“We can transform the business by working on the right things at the right times.”
“Obstacles aren’t just things to be surmounted.”
“Obstacles are part of the suffering God uses in our lives to create the kind of character He wants.”
“What if the suffering you go through is going to make you into the person you were made to be?”
“All personal growth and development will play itself out in leadership.”
“We try to be really careful not to make our kids an idol.”
“We have to be really cautious about not making ministry an idol.”
“Promotion comes from the Lord.”
“The process of learning things actually produces its own momentum.”
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