In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Derwin Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church and author of The Good Life. They discuss leadership as modeling and what true happiness is.
“Leadership is influencing people to become what you are asking them ‘to do.'”
“You can be a leader without being a disciple, but every disciple has an opportunity to be a leader because you are influencing people to become something.”
“You can work hard at doing the wrong thing.”
“The goal of working hard is not accomplishment. Working hard is the goal. That’s the reward.”
“When we lose our life in Christ, that’s when we find our lives.”
“No matter what’s happening keep your mind, keep your vision, and adapt.”
“We want people to know that the church is not the building. The church is the people.”
“If we dismiss grief, we forfeit growth.”
“We have looked for happiness in the things that God has created for us to use, and we’ve actually missed the person who can bring us happiness.”
“Happiness is not about good things always happening to you, it’s about God actually making you good.”
“Jesus is the only carpenter who can renovate and fix the brokenness in our lives.”
“As leaders it’s important that the rhythm of our home matches what we’re saying.”
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