In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Todd Adkins are joined by Jen Wilkin. Wilkin is the Executive Director of Family and Next Gen Ministries at The Village Church. She is also an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. They discuss how to cultivate female leaders in the church and why anonymous feedback loops are important.
“All of us are called to teach and to train, so let’s be well equipped to do it.”
“A good leader is always looking for how to give people real buy-in to what is happening in ministry.”
“If you pay attention to what your volunteers are giving big chunks of their time to it is actually not things that ask little of them, it is things that ask a great deal of them.”
“A woman who is going to risk exhibiting a leadership gift in a local church will probably first do so in an all female space.”
“Often in churches there are tribal cultures where the depth of relationship is what determines who received the most budget dollars. As a female in leadership spaces, that is something I am sensitive to because I am not going to have the depth of relationship with my male counterparts.”
“We should compel people, not just with beautiful words about the sea but with our evident commitment to take them there.”
“People are compelled by beautiful vision. That is the gospel.”