In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Daniel Im, former cohost of 5LQ, Senior Associate Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church, and author of You Are What You Do. They discuss the following questions:
- How prevalent is the gig economy and how has it grown?
- How is the gig economy affecting the church?
- How is the gig economy beneficial and what are ways people can participate?
- How does the gig economy change the way we hire?
“The book started out from a talk I gave to leaders and pastors about how the gig economy is affecting churches.”
“The broadest way to define the gig economy is being self-employed in a part-time or full-time capacity and if you get paid for your time, skills, possessions, or expertise.”
“In 2019, 35% of the American workforce was a part of the gig economy.”
“If you aren’t a part of the gig economy, you are funding it.”
“When you look at the research, about 68% of all gig workers joined the gig economy in the last 5 years,”
“The gig economy’s number one promise is a life of control.”
“People have less discretionary time to give and to serve because they are using that time to work and make money instead.”
“The seven lies in the book fund and fuel and come together with the core lie of the gig economy – a life with ultimate freedom and flexibility.”
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