In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Jud Wilhite, senior pastor of Central Church and author of Uncaged. During their conversation, they discuss dealing with burnout and being more concerned with God’s fame than your own.
“Clarity, simplicity, and execution is the main point of emphasis with my team right now.”
“A leader’s job is to bring clarity, even over inspiration.”
“A strategy change is a challenge and the bigger a ministry is the longer it takes to get it all down.”
“The best processes come up with something incredibly simple that you probably think someone could have scribbled down on a napkin running on a treadmill.”
“What I found in music was a way to escape all the fishbowl syndrome – where you are like a fish in water who can never get out of it.”
“My first ministry is my family, and my first small group is my home.”
“I had my own brush with burnout and it was significant.”
“The surprising thing about getting close to burnout for me was that it took 18 months to feel joy again about preaching.”
“This is about God’s fame and you are going to be privileged just to serve Him.”
“I was amazed when I stepped into senior ministry leadership how quickly the church moved past the previous senior pastor and it was a reminder that they will do the same with me.”
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