In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Bethany Lewis, vice president of forums and content at The Veritas Forum, contributor at The Gospel Coalition, and a senior fellow at The King’s College. During their conversation, they discuss talking about faith in non-Christian settings and trusting God in the process of reorganizing.
“We are equipping, training, and deploying 500+ student editors and writers into doing the student-led thought journals on their campuses.”
“We’re not interested in questions Christians are asking. We’re interested in questions that all people are asking and then having a Christian perspective on it.”
“When you are trying to move the needle on people’s opinions who disagree with you, you need to get someone up there who nobody expects to say what they are saying.”
“What does it look like to think through how do we shepherd and care for the people we have on our team that we love but also think through what’s the work that we actually feel called to do in the future?”
“God has a plan for different people’s lives and you need to trust in that more than you trust in your own ability to take care of everybody.”
“What I think sets apart a Christian leader is that we recognize where we are not better.”
“Before I go out in the world and I am going to try to be satisfied by anything else, I try to have my heart in a place where it’s satisfied with God’s unfailing love.”
“I find it pretty difficult to lead at the level I’m leading at my organization and also be a very invested lay leader in my church.”
“I know at this point how to live without a spouse. I don’t know how to live without friends and a community.”
“If you are single and a leader, you actively need to seek out people who know your daily stuff and you are able to be vulnerable with.”
“Be patient. You don’t know what you are growing in yet.”
“You will eventually get to the point where when you are faithful in small things you will become more competent in big things.”
“Create a culture where curiosity and doubt are totally welcome.”
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