In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. During their conversation, they discuss succession planning and why culture is more important than policy.
“They saw that as due diligence on my part that I loved the church enough to prepare and to have a lot of young men around me that they could have called back.”
“I am a chronic reader of the Bible; I read the Bible at least once a year.”
“I made it clear that I would lead the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee by mission, not by policy.”
“Our vision is to reach every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, every nation.”
“I think that we need to see a culture that is transforming in our convention of churches.”
“Unity is a powerful force that only the Holy Spirit creates.”
“If you lose your family on the altar of ministry success, that’s a higher price than God would want you to pay.”
“Pay attention to every person one at a time.”
“Ministry is about relationships, so spend time with people and never forget to make that an important part of your life and ministry.”
“Faithfulness should be treated as one of our highest commodities.”
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