Thursday, July 13, 2017

5LQ Episode 178: Tony Merida - Leadership

In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Kevin Spratt talk with Tony Merida, the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. During their conversation, they talk about leaders and the need to rest, church planting, and how to leave work at the office and not bring it home.


“It’s not just your moral life, but it is your social life that demonstrates whether or not you understand the kingdom of God.”

“We really need to recapture the importance of relationships.”

“Leaders are learners.”

“Technology is a great gift, but it has also made it very hard to shut work down when you go home.”

“We need to proactively plan our calendar with pockets of time so that we can counsel and meet with others.”

“Pulling away from the normal grind every 6 months is important.”

“I was convicted of my own addiction to interruption.”

“Love Jesus and have a good time with your kids.”

“You need to be prepared for a 30 year run.”

“Holiness trumps ability.”

“We lead best out of health, not out of gifting.”

“The longer I have been in ministry the more I value you my team.”

“The question before who am I is who is Jesus?”

“We have a lot of people today building their identity not on Christ, but on their performance.”

“Lives are changed around ordinary conversations.”


Succession at Every Level: Mentoring Webinar on July 20th

Disciple for Life – Ephesians by Tony Merida

The Christ Centered Expositor by Tony Merida

Romans (The Story of God Bible Commentary) by Michael Bird commentary on Romans

Total Church by Steve Timmis

Befriend by Scott Sauls

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard B. Hays

Paul and the Gift by John Barclay

Shoedog by Phil Knight

Voxer app

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