In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Bob Russell who is the former Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY and author of the book After 50 Years of Ministry.
During their conversation, they discuss the need to delegate instead of doing it all, surrounding yourself with great leaders, and having healthy conflict.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 11:
“A great slogan for lay leaders in the church would be ‘we are going to make our preacher successful.”
“A lot of young pastors try to do everything themselves instead of empowering others to lead.”
“If you have unity at the core, you can go through a lot.”
“I’m convinced that 80% of the problems we have on church staffs would be resolved if we practiced what Jesus said in ’if you have something against your brother, go to him and talk about it between the two of you.’”
“If you try to please everybody, you will wind up trying to do more than you can really do.”
“Don’t rearrange the furniture in a room of a disoriented person.”
“The most important thing a preacher does each week is prepare his sermon.”
“We miss out on being who God wants us to be when we try to be somebody else.”
“Be faithful, be joyful, and trust God for the rest.”
After 50 Years of Ministry by Bob Russell
Conformed to His Image by Ken Boa
Too Great a Temptation by Joel Gregory
The American Miracle by Michael Medved
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