In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Joshua Gagnon, the founding and lead pastor of Next Level Church. They discuss starting a church in a difficult situation and navigating being an organization that is stable and agile.
“We are excited that that started where nobody would have thought a movement of God could start.”
“Looking back, God prepared me to lead Next Level Church, but it wasn’t in a church environment.”
“We have to have people walking alongside of us as sidekicks that are sweating with us in our pursuit of what we hope to become.”
“Heroes are simply people who are living the life now that we hope to someday live.”
“Let’s keep the grit, passion, and great expectation for God to do great things, but in the end let’s go ahead and surrender our expectations.”
“One of the dangers of the church world is the lack of grit and resolve. When we face resistance we often want to back down from it.”
“A vision statement is pointless outside of a culture that can carry it.”
“I believe high-impact moments over a long stretch are way more valuable than low-impact moments over a long stretch.”
“I was so guilty of hoping for fast results, but I’ve learned that fast results are not always sustainable or achievable.”
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