The Potential Around You Adding value to those you serve motivating leaders: interview
Why It’s Difficult to Develop Leaders
Leaders are often over-committed in other areas
Leaders usually are strong-willed and have personal agendas
Leaders are often enticed with opportunities that look more exciting and meaningful
How to Add Value to a Potential Leader
Ask the person to be a part of the vision
Treat people as your greatest asset
Listen to people; know their hearts
Equip them according to their gifts and desires
How are we actively looking for potential leaders?
What training systems for leaders do we have in place?
How often do we ask God to raise up leaders in our church?
What does 2 Timothy 2 say about leadership development?
Finding Your Leadership Style 10 ways to lead God’s people motivating leaders: assessment
Has a clear picture of what should happen. Future-oriented, idealistic, and full of faith
Breaks vision into achievable steps, forming a game plan that everyone can participate in
Sees who needs a challenge, more training, some recognition, an encouraging word, a day off
Finds leaders and places them in the right positions to produce the right results
“ I’m aware that some of us take our leadership role a bit more seriously than others …”
Has vision, energy, and a risk-taking spirit. Functions best in a start-up operation
Brings a variety of people together to help a complex organization achieve its mission
Assesses mission, strengths, weaknesses, resources, and then points organization in the right direction
Establishes markers on the way to a destination, then organizes people, process, and resources to achieve mission
Loves, supports and prays for team members so diligently that mission is achieved
Thrives in a situation that has lost focus. Sees what the mission was and what it must be now
What Is My Leadership Style?
Strategic Motivational Team-builder Entrepreneurial Me! Not me!
3 Key Positions on a Winning Team Putting people in the right place motivating leaders: assessment
“ Believe me, fellows, everyone from the Pharaoh on down is an equally valued member of the team.”
Key Positions on a Winning Team
Get others excited about an idea
Convince doubters they can do a mission bigger than themselves
Get the work done
Deliver ministry so lives are touched
Provide what contributors need for success
Coordinate, plan, and troubleshoot
From Setback to Solution Discouragement needn’t be terminal motivating leaders: case study
A board member resigns because the church does not have an adequate youth program for his son. The board member and his family plan to join a larger church nearby. The church knows it needs a youth pastor but is reluctant to pay another salary.
What would you do?
Pastor meets with key leaders
Leaders talk to others about youth work
Volunteers are asked to help with youth
Task force writes steps for hiring a youth minister
Finance committee evaluates cost
The Result In 6 months, church approves hiring a part-time youth minister. In one year, the position becomes full-time
How can setbacks energize us to find new solutions?
How did the action plan of this church build consensus?
What current situations are requiring us to look for creative solutions?
Ministry’s Fuel Mark 12:30–31 Love must be our primary motivation motivating leaders: devotional
What Motivates You to Lead
Love for God
This is the primary fuel that drives everything else
It involves all of me: heart, soul, mind, strength
Service is the natural overflow of this
Love for people
I see their hurt and hunger
I am concerned about the need
I am compelled to help
How does love for God compel you to serve as a leader?
What motivates you to give time and energy to church?
What signals do we get that our love for God is waning?
How can we rekindle our love for people?
Strength for Difficult Days 2 Corinthians 4:16–18 Set your affections on things above motivating leaders: devotional
What Causes Loss of Motivation
Time and schedule pressures
Difficulties or conflicts with people
Lack of training
Sense of incompetence
How do we manage people, property, and responsibilities in a way that maintains eternal focus?
What helps you focus on eternal things?
What turns your focus to earthly things? To God?
Sparks That Ignite into Flame Philippians 3:12–14; Proverbs 27:17 Motivation for the tough tasks motivating leaders: how-to
Ways to Stay Motivated
Invest in an affirmative outlook
Fuel the fire with like-mindedness
Clear up conflicts quickly
Do not “deficit motivate”
Get involved in front-line issues
What are some ways to keep a healthy desire to serve from becoming over-commitment?
Besides guilt and anger, what are other deficit motivators?
After their term is up, do most of our leaders say, “Never again,” or are they eager to re-enlist? What’s the difference?
Motivation or Manipulation? Hebrews 13:17–18; 2 Timothy 2:15 Bringing out the best in people motivating leaders: how-to
To Bring Out the Best in People
Offer a friendly atmosphere
Enjoy their uniqueness
Know their abilities
Know how much they can take on
Give them a reputation to uphold
Enjoy your work and let it show
Look for mutual benefits
Do our volunteers enjoy their work? How do we know?
Are our volunteers challenged to grow in their skills?
Which volunteers could take on more responsibility?
How do we reward enthusiasm in our volunteers?
In our church, what enormous tasks do we assume will scare people away?
How can we present these tasks in a way that will motivate leaders among us?
What one thing would make the biggest difference in how we motivate our leaders?