Pastor Sam Smucker joins Larry Kreider in the studio again to share insights from their book, Straight Talk to Leaders. In this episode of the Larry Kreider Leadership Podcast, Sam and Larry talk about how to implement accountability, the importance of being teachable, and Worship Center’s succession process.


  • Mark 11:23-24
  • Romans 10:8-10
  • James 1:19
  • You cannot be strong in every area.
  • Do not be critical of someone else’s call.
  • Permit people to speak into your life.
  • Be hungry for knowledge.
  • Who is God calling you to be?

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