In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by Josh Gagnon, pastor of Next Level Church and the host of the Josh Gagnon leadership podcast. Josh started Next Level Church in 2008 and it has since grown to multiple campuses across multiple states in New England. This is remarkable given the church climate in that part of the country. You will enjoy the conversation about church planting, young leaders, and more.
“I love seeing people who are far from God meet Jesus.”
“One of the great things about starting off is that you don’t know the percentages that are against you.”
“I’m looking for men I can surround myself with who care for my soul.”
“I’d come of the next big thing and just feel horrible, just hungry for more. That’s what drove me to see a counselor.”
“I want to make sure I’m learning from people who are changing the man I am not just the ministry I am part of.”
“I want to finish this race, and I don’t just want to finish it with a large church. I want to finish it with integrity.”
“Am I expecting something of the people in my church that I wouldn’t even do myself?”
“When we hire someone we hire a team and both spouses need to know they are loved.”
“Wherever you are, are you all there?”
“I think we often know what’s right to do, it’s being disciplined to do it in the moment.”
“We don’t make it ministry and family. We try to make it one and the same.”
“Ministry became less important to me. It’s not everything to me.”
“I don’t want to worry about fruitfulness. I want to worry about faithfulness.”
“Leading your heart will be the single biggest challenge you continually face forever.”
“Don’t chase after what others have accomplished. Just chase after being the best you.”
“Social media has really created a large game of comparison.”
Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
A Resilient Life by Gordon MacDonald
The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper
Help My Unbelief by Barnabas Piper
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