In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Tim Keller, founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of Hope in Times of Fear. They discuss the following questions:
- What is happening in the church culture because of COVID?
- How have you encouraged pastors in this season?
- Are there any books that you went back to during this time?
- What is a story of a leadership failure in your life?
- Moving out of COVID and toward establishing a normal rhythm, what advice do you have?
“COVID is probably accelerating the waning of the middle class.”
“The reality is there is going to be an economic inequality that is being accelerated, and that is going to have a big impact on the church.”
“The churches that are doing well need to give to the famine struck churches.”
“The extremes are very empowered, when you go online you get the impression there isn’t anything in the middle.”
“The small churches will probably retain everybody, the big churches will be fine, the medium group is going to have to really rethink it from the ground up.”
“God doesn’t go from strength to strength, He goes through weakness to strength.”
“What’s so debilitating about this year is that no one is getting any wins.”
“If you spend twice as much time seeking the Lord’s face, He actually is there.”
“If there are some ways in which your church is experiencing deaths – literally or figuratively – there’s the resurrection on the other side you’ve got to seek God for.”
“Just because you are good at your job doesn’t mean you are good at leading an organization that does that job.”
“The biggest advantage of leadership planning is not the plan, but the process of planning and how it enriches you and gets you ready for the future.”
“Even if you have a plan, the process of the planning is more viable than the plan because the future will never be quite what you thought, but you will be in a position to move much more quickly.”
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