Four Keys To Great Leadership
Six Steps to Finding Direction
First of Four Keys to Great LeadershipFirst Key:Select a Person
Wrong:select a person based on his experience, intelligence, and determination
Right:select a person for their gift, not simply experience, intelligence, or determination
What is a gift?II Cor 12:7; Rom 12:6
A gift is a recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied.
The key to excellent performance is finding the match between your gifts and your role.
Truths about giftsGifts cannot be taughtGifts prove to be the driving force behind an individuals job performanceKnow the difference between skill, knowledge, and gifts.skills are the how-tos of a roleknowledge is what you are aware ofGifts are given by grace
What gifts do successful youth pastors have?
A youthful heart
Second of Four Keys to Great LeadershipSecond Key:Set Expectations
Wrong:by defining the right steps
Right:by defining the right outcomes
Define outcomes1.Define the right outcomes and let each person find his own route toward those outcomes.
a.outcome:spiritually mature young peopleb.method:policies, programs, procedures, all flexible in order to achieve outcomes
Three questions to ask when defining outcomes1.What is right for the youth
2.What is right for the church
3.What is right for the youth pastor
Third of Four Keys to Great LeadershipThird Key:Motivate the person
Wrong:by helping him identify and overcome his weaknesses
Right:by focusing on his strengths, not on weaknesses
Motivate the person, dont focus on changing the person
People dont change that much. Dont waste time trying to put in what God left out. Try to draw out what He put in. That is hard enough.
The Paretti rule:80 20
How to manage around a weaknessAsk:is the poor performance trainable? (is it a skills or knowledge problem)
If yes:provide training
If no:do one of three things1.Devise a support system2.Find a complementary partner3.Find an alternative role
Fourth of Four Keys to Great LeadershipKey Four:Develop the Person
Wrong:by helping him learn and get promoted
Right:by helping him find the right fit, not simply the next rung on the ladder
How to view youth pastorsDont view each youth pastor as a pastor in waiting.Develop levels in each position and allow people to grow and progress while remaining in their area of strength.Dont promote them out of the area of their excellence.
Six questions Leaders should AskDo my people know what is expected of them?Do they have the materials and equipment they need to do the work right?Do they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day?In the last seven days, have they received recognition or praise for doing good work?Do I, or someone at work, seem to care about them as a person?Is there someone who encourages their development?
Six Steps to Finding Direction
Ministry DevelopmentCore ValuesWhyMissionWhatVisionPictureStrategyHowProgramshowPeopleWho
Core values are Constant We never change themPassionate We pay a price for themBiblical We find them in scriptureBeliefs We own them
A church consists of traditions, heroes, expectations, norms, stories, rituals, and most importantly its values.
This is the gas that drives the car, it is what gives energy and power to our church and ministry.
The mission is a broad, brief, biblical statement of what the organization is supposed to be doing.
What is the primary thing God has called us to accomplish in this community?
The vision is a clear, challenging picture of the future of the ministry as it can and must be.Vision focused and value driven.Vision paints a picture of what tomorrow will look like.
The strategy is the process that determines how you will accomplish the mission of your ministry.
This is the work of planning and organizing so that you begin to put flesh on the mission and vision.
This is the further development of strategy
Programs take the strategy deeper and make it more specific.
See first part of the lesson on how to select and train leaders.
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