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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper talk with Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Floyd has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years with 30 having been at the same church. His church is in a strategic area – the home of Walmart which means the home to offices for numerous multinational companies. In this episode they discuss leadership habits and leading with faithfulness.
“Being teachable is a mark of the Holy Spirit and one of the great qualities of a leader.”
“We need ministers of the gospel returning to Ephesians 4:11-12.”
“If you haven’t pastored a local church in the last five or ten years it’s really hard to identify with that leadership.”
“Starting my day with God is imperative.”
“We need to be fit and ready to do what God asks us to do.”
“Leadership is a discipline and is about establishing disciplines in your life.”
“Ministry or leadership is a grind. Ministry is about seasons.”
“All people matter.”
“Walk slowly through the crowd.”
“You can go faster alone, but you can go further with others.”
“Not every hill is worth dying on, and you need to define as a leader which ones are.”
“Leadership is not about having the last word. It’s about doing the right thing.”
Forward by Ronnie Floyd
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