In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Noel Heikkinen, pastor at Riverview Church in Lansing, Michigan and author of Unchained and Wretched Saints. During their conversation, they discuss taking an annual social media fast and a five year vision to be more of the same.
“I am learning more and more from people who have a total posture that doesn’t draw hard lines in the sand.”
“It was a joy to be in a church where they didn’t just wad me up and throw me in a corner, but they said ‘we want to help, how do we structure your world so that you can end well?”
“I take the month of July off of social media and then I usually have other things that I find are changing my perspective or absorbing my time in a disproportionate way and take those away as well.”
“My sabbatical came on the end of a couple of years of us doing some internal analysis.”
“We just wrote a vision statement for the next five years that is all about being more of who we actually are.”
“We are both a ‘come and see’ and a ‘go and tell’ church and we want more of both.”
“I watched guys lose their prophetic edge when they were no longer preaching to their geological area.”
“My kids need more of my time than they’ve needed in a long time, but in a different way.”
“If you think about the gospel journey for each one of us, the movement is always from law to grace and I think it is the same in our parenting.”
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