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Today’s podcast guest is Josh Andrews. Josh is a business lawyer who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs develop a clear legal plan to protect their business as it grows. He podcasts, blogs, and spends his time giving entrepreneurs a clear path to legal protection.

With that, I’m excited to share with you Josh’s insights into handling disputes biblically as a leader. This episode is good. Real good.

How to handle disputes Biblically 

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He’s a child of God. A husband. A father of 4. He’s spent the last 12 years learning how to become a leader in his field as a lawyer and at home.

He’s a lawyer but not the blood-sucking kind. He knew the choice of a lawyer wasn’t going to allow him to be the kind of leader at home that he wanted to be.

You can grow your leadershipToday’s guest is Chester Goad. Chester grew up in Appalachia (pronounced Apple-Atcha–that actually matters where he comes from). He’s the son of an auto mechanics teacher, and a retail sales gal, who fell in love and raised him in small town USA. So who is Chester? It’s taken him some time to figure all that out, but along the way, he’s been a teacher, a principal, a congressional staffer, a Dean, and a whole lot more. Through all of that he’s figured out he values, Leadership, Learning and Life more than anything.

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Who is Chester Goad?

Chester is a dad, husband, a believer. He’s involved in advocacy and service in the disability arena. He also serves on an international non-profit board.Considers himself a life-long learner

On top of all that, he considers himself a life-long learner. Where he focuses on leadership, learning, and life. Last, but not least, he’s helped co-author dyslexia legislation in Tennessee.

In a world that tells us that we need to be tolerant, standing firm in your convictions is difficult. By voicing your opinion on a matter, you’ll face public criticism.

You’ll hear people cry out against you. You’ll be called a bigot or they’ll say you’re intolerant. Maybe even worse.

Convictions Are Crucial

I’ve had many friends over the years who claim to believe one thing only to completely change their opinions the next day.

It’s confusing. It’s frustrating. It’s hard to tell where they stand.

Over time, I began to wonder about these friends. They seemed to have strong convictions. Until they didn’t.

My opinion of them began to shift. Whenever I’d hear them spout off their beliefs, I secretly waited to hear them switch beliefs tomorrow.

These friends were never anchored in their beliefs. They were tossed about by the changing opinions of popular opinion or other friends.

Leading a church is difficult. There’s pressure from many sources.

You may see agendas pushed by the church denomination, other leaders within the church, church members, and many other sources.

There’s always something someone wants you to be doing and this causes a conflict of direction within the church. Because of this, we see church leaders making mistakes in areas that are deadly to a church.

1. Church growth: While I believe a church that is spreading the good word should grow in size, there’s also the fact some churches can only grow to a certain size.

To place a demand that a church continues to grow and reach certain attendance goals will not help the church.

Rather than focusing on numbers, focus on the spiritual growth of your congregation. This is what truly matters, not the size of the church but the impact that has been made in the lives of the men and women you teach.

I’m so excited to bring you today’s interview. Back in October, I had the pleasure of meeting the host of Gospel Driven Entrepreneur, P.J. Simmons.

I’d been listening to his podcast in which he interviews entrepreneurs who are men and women of faith. The discussions are deep and engaging.

PJ Simmons discusses faith and leadership

After meeting P.J., I knew I had to take some time and go deep with him. That’s where this interview comes from.

P.J. Simmons is the host of Gospel Driven Entrepreneurs. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He loves his church and discovering the heart of entrepreneurs.

Without further ado, here’s the interview:

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Who is P.J. Simmons?

Recently got engaged. He leads another non-profit called Medici Project. He’s moving into Gospel Driven Entrepreneur full-time.

How did P.J. Simmons and I meet?