In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Barnabas Piper, former cohost of 5LQ, current director for community at Immanuel Nashville, and author of Help My Unbelief. They discuss the following questions:
- What is one thing you’ve read recently?
- What is one thing you’ve listened to recently?
- What is one tool or resource you’ve started using recently?
- Who is one person who has influenced you recently?
- What is one lesson you have learned recently?
“Everyone thinks it’s the abundance of resources that are the answer to the golden tomorrow, and really it’s more about what you stop and clarify.”
“I have found the Community Bible Reading Journal really helpful in terms of slowing down to think through text that normally I would have read over quickly.”
“One thing I’ve noticed after moving from Lifeway into church ministry is the way I have gravitated to learning from people who are 20 to 30 years ahead of me in ministry or in faith.”
“The biggest shift for me is that publishing is not a people-oriented job, it’s a production-oriented job; and the church is entirely people-oriented.”
“I wish churches understood more the number of people at Lifeway who are really dedicated to churches.”
“What I am learning is that our culture is saying hustle and fill up your calendar, but they are saying it’s OK to take Sabbath and rest.”
“Grinding doesn’t always lead to greater success, but having a good work ethic and being a hard worker is always a necessity.”
“We really connected around intentionality and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.”
“I’m going to try to read less books and take notes on them to slow down and process what I’m reading.”
5LQ With John Mark Comer – Coming Soon!
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