In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Scott McConnell, Executive Director of Lifeway Research. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is the state of discipleship in the church today?
- What are the signposts?
- What was most surprising about the research?
“An important perspective on discipleship and the state of it today is the pastor’s perspective.”
“Two-thirds of pastors are satisfied with the state of discipleship in their church.”
“You have to look at an intentional framework that is helping individuals.”
“It’s hard to share Christ if you don’t build relationships.”
“What we see biblically is that our relationships with other believers should be transparent.”
“Most of living unashamed is identifying with Christ wherever we go.”
“On the pastor side of things, one of the surprises that persists is we still have half of pastors indicating they aren’t regularly evaluating the spiritual progress of the folks they are serving.”
“If we don’t know what people need spiritually, how do we point them to the truth of God’s Word that actually applies to where they are at?”
“We see church after church struggling with building relationships.”