In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by JT English, pastor and cohost of the Knowing Faith podcast. They discuss how adopting structure in ministry can be beneficial and why deference is an important leadership skill.
“When you get into ministry or leadership, a lot of what you end up doing relates to your story.”
“This philosophy of ministry is more scalable than any other philosophy of ministry.”
“If you adopt a structure and predicable approach to ministry, people will buy in.”
“I think God does organic things out of structured ministry.”
“As leaders we are not just called to pick up our preferences and run with them until everybody else submits to them. We are also called to lay our preferences down and learn what deference looks like to others.”
“In order to lead in a healthy organization, deferring is a leadership instinct that has been lost.”
“That kind of leadership shows us that the privilege of leading is greater than the pain of leading.”
“Good leaders know what their weaknesses are and they know the strength of the team around them and they learn how to create systems and operations that allow everybody to operate in their strengths so that everybody thrives.”
“Leadership is going to hurt, but it’s worth it.”
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