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Leadership Stew


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What is great about stew is the individual flavors of the vegetables as they interact with each other. What makes leadership great is when the various component parts get mixed together

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Leadership Stew

  1. 1. Leadership Stew MadeLeadership Stew Made Just for You!Just for You! ABCW Mentor PastorsABCW Mentor Pastors © Dr. John Jackson, 2006© Dr. John Jackson, 2006
  2. 2. Who you Are as a LeaderWho you Are as a Leader is theis the Most Important Thing…Most Important Thing…
  3. 3. When Leadership Is Pure . . .When Leadership Is Pure . . . It always starts with a need.It always starts with a need. That need sparks passionThat need sparks passion within a person.within a person. That person acts in responseThat person acts in response to the the need. This action moves others to cooperate.This action moves others to cooperate.
  4. 4. Proven Practices forProven Practices for Getting Things Done . .Getting Things Done . . What gets talked about gets done.What gets talked about gets done. What gets trained for gets done.What gets trained for gets done. What gets measured gets done.What gets measured gets done. What gets budgeted gets done.What gets budgeted gets done. What gets confronted gets done.What gets confronted gets done. What gets rewarded gets done.What gets rewarded gets done.
  5. 5. Leadership functions on the basis ofLeadership functions on the basis of TRUST.TRUST. Integrity has high influence VALUE.Integrity has high influence VALUE. Our tendency is to work harder on ourOur tendency is to work harder on our IMAGE than on our integrity.IMAGE than on our integrity. Integrity means LIVING the truth myself,Integrity means LIVING the truth myself, before leading others.before leading others.
  6. 6. A charismatic personality may drawA charismatic personality may draw people, but only INTEGRITY will keeppeople, but only INTEGRITY will keep them.them. Integrity is a VICTORY, not a gift.Integrity is a VICTORY, not a gift. You will only BECOME what you areYou will only BECOME what you are becoming – right now.becoming – right now. Leaders are to live by a higherLeaders are to live by a higher STANDARD than followers.STANDARD than followers.
  7. 7. 4 Things Leaders4 Things Leaders Do….Do….
  8. 8. #1#1 Cast VisionCast Vision
  9. 9. Leaders develop a sense of aLeaders develop a sense of a preferable future.preferable future. Vision casting requires aVision casting requires a passionate pursuit of thepassionate pursuit of the possible even in the midstpossible even in the midst of the mind-numbing realityof the mind-numbing reality of the present.of the present.
  10. 10. Leaders learn to speak inLeaders learn to speak in short sentences that SINGshort sentences that SING rather than in paragraphsrather than in paragraphs that SNORE.that SNORE. Leaders must paint pictures,Leaders must paint pictures, call forth emotions, andcall forth emotions, and challenge people to riskchallenge people to risk
  11. 11. #2#2 CreateCreate EnvironmentsEnvironments
  12. 12. Create environments toCreate environments to reach unchurched,reach unchurched, grow disciples,grow disciples, develop leaders.develop leaders.
  13. 13. We live in an EXPERIENCEWe live in an EXPERIENCE economy…..economy….. Starbucks is not, in theStarbucks is not, in the end, selling coffee!end, selling coffee! Neither is Barnes & NobleNeither is Barnes & Noble selling books!selling books!
  14. 14. #3 Develop Systems
  15. 15. -INPUT-INPUT -THROUGHPUT-THROUGHPUT -OUTPUT-OUTPUT manufacturing modelmanufacturing model What are the implications for us?What are the implications for us? Begin with the end in mind…whatBegin with the end in mind…what do you want to produce?do you want to produce?
  16. 16. #4 Equip Leaders
  18. 18. Pinpoint HIGH CAPACITYPinpoint HIGH CAPACITY leadersleaders VISION DRIVENVISION DRIVEN releasing ministryreleasing ministry requires personalrequires personal security…security…
  19. 19. Jesus Valued theJesus Valued the MarketplaceMarketplace Of the 52 parables Jesus told, 45Of the 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace contexthad a workplace context Different forms of the word “work”Different forms of the word “work” are mentioned more than 800 timesare mentioned more than 800 times in the Biblein the Bible Of the 132 public appearances ofOf the 132 public appearances of Jesus, 122 were in the workplaceJesus, 122 were in the workplace Of the 40 miracles in Acts, 39 wereOf the 40 miracles in Acts, 39 were in the workplacein the workplace (Os Hillman, International Coalition of(Os Hillman, International Coalition of Workplace Ministries)Workplace Ministries)
  20. 20. GROWTH BARRIERS…..GROWTH BARRIERS….. The barrier ofThe barrier of VISIONVISION -- A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of CLARITYCLARITY The barrier ofThe barrier of LEADERSHIPLEADERSHIP –– A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of CERTAINTYCERTAINTY The barrier ofThe barrier of TEAMTEAM –– A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of UNITYUNITY
  21. 21. The barrier ofThe barrier of COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY –– A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of CONNECTIONCONNECTION The barrier ofThe barrier of PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION –– A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of EXCELLENCEEXCELLENCE The barrier ofThe barrier of FOLLOW-THROUGHFOLLOW-THROUGH –– A breakthrough ofA breakthrough of FAITHFULNESSFAITHFULNESS
  22. 22. ““Churches that are effectiveChurches that are effective reaching people for Christ seereaching people for Christ see the needs of the unchurched,the needs of the unchurched, establish ministries that allowestablish ministries that allow the church to be present in thethe church to be present in the community, and have a processcommunity, and have a process by which they are able to drawby which they are able to draw these unchurched people intothese unchurched people into the safety of Christ and a localthe safety of Christ and a local church”church” (Mcintosh & Martin,(Mcintosh & Martin, Finding Them, Keeping ThemFinding Them, Keeping Them, 22)., 22).
  23. 23. 200 barrier key200 barrier key factors:factors: contagious desire to growcontagious desire to grow identify growth acceleratorsidentify growth accelerators shepherd to ranchershepherd to rancher deal with small churchdeal with small church mentality-focus outward!mentality-focus outward! offer leadership and layoffer leadership and lay ministry trainingministry training
  24. 24. Five Behaviors of SheepFive Behaviors of Sheep Herders:Herders: Personally do all the caringPersonally do all the caring Attempt to meet allAttempt to meet all expectationsexpectations Work to the limit of time/energyWork to the limit of time/energy Keep work close to themselvesKeep work close to themselves Base perspective on presentBase perspective on present conditionsconditions
  25. 25. Five Behaviors of SheepFive Behaviors of Sheep Ranchers:Ranchers: Concerned for high qualityConcerned for high quality pastoral carepastoral care Set expectationsSet expectations Perceive the churchPerceive the church organizationallyorganizationally Delegate and involve othersDelegate and involve others Develop leadership andDevelop leadership and management skillsmanagement skills
  26. 26. 200-400 key factors200-400 key factors  Self –identity –Self –identity – Who are we - What we used to beWho are we - What we used to be  Leadership crisisLeadership crisis  Multiple servicesMultiple services  Power issuesPower issues  Staff, ProgrammingStaff, Programming  Staff led model,Staff led model, pastor to leader vs. managerpastor to leader vs. manager  Align resources to visionAlign resources to vision  Restructure for successRestructure for success
  27. 27. 400-700 key factors400-700 key factors  Awkward size churchAwkward size church  Vision directed values enhanced.Vision directed values enhanced.  Release ministry rather than retain itRelease ministry rather than retain it  Pastor as leader or stagnatePastor as leader or stagnate  Elevate the thinking of the pastorElevate the thinking of the pastor  Hire exceptional staffHire exceptional staff  Create multiple entry pointsCreate multiple entry points  Provide assimilation and discipleshipProvide assimilation and discipleship via small groups/classesvia small groups/classes
  28. 28. 800+800+ Presentation ExcellencePresentation Excellence Communication is KeyCommunication is Key Excellence, Simplicity, SynergyExcellence, Simplicity, Synergy
  29. 29. Moving from each levelMoving from each level contains three keys:contains three keys: Excellence,Excellence, Productivity,Productivity, New LeadershipNew Leadership
  30. 30. A pastorpreneurA pastorpreneur is a pastoral innovator,is a pastoral innovator, a creative dreamer who isa creative dreamer who is willing to take great riskswilling to take great risks in church ministryin church ministry with the hope of greatwith the hope of great gain for Christ and hisgain for Christ and his kingdom.kingdom.
  31. 31. Calling is not about theCalling is not about the size of a church,size of a church, the scope of a ministry,the scope of a ministry, or the bottom line of aor the bottom line of a business—business— it is about the heart ofit is about the heart of God.God.
  32. 32. FAR=FAR= FFocus,ocus, AAlignment,lignment, RReacheach
  33. 33. Focus:Focus: Shaping Your Vision forShaping Your Vision for MinistryMinistry
  34. 34. OurOur GRIPGRIP of the heart of God (whichof the heart of God (which helps tohelps to FOCUSFOCUS our motivation)our motivation) OurOur GRASPGRASP on the needs of peopleon the needs of people around us (which helps toaround us (which helps to FOCUSFOCUS our ministry)our ministry) OurOur GIFTSGIFTS that He has entrusted tothat He has entrusted to us (which helps tous (which helps to FOCUSFOCUS ourour methods)methods)
  35. 35. ATTRACT:ATTRACT: Do we have an inviting culture?Do we have an inviting culture? Are our people inviting friends,Are our people inviting friends, family, co-workers?family, co-workers? Are our weekend services upbeat,Are our weekend services upbeat, contemporary, Biblical, life-contemporary, Biblical, life- application oriented?application oriented? Number of visitors per week/year?Number of visitors per week/year?
  36. 36. ATTACH:ATTACH: Do we have a caring network ofDo we have a caring network of relationships?relationships? Are we providing multiple accessAre we providing multiple access points/pathways so that people canpoints/pathways so that people can connect in relationships?connect in relationships? How many of our people participate in theHow many of our people participate in the life of the family outside of weekendlife of the family outside of weekend services?services? Are people connecting in relationships andAre people connecting in relationships and participating in healthy spiritual habits?participating in healthy spiritual habits? What % of weekend attendance?What % of weekend attendance?
  37. 37. ACTIVATE:ACTIVATE: How many people are using identifiedHow many people are using identified spiritual gifts in ministry? What % ofspiritual gifts in ministry? What % of weekend attendance?weekend attendance? Have you identified “first serve” and “highHave you identified “first serve” and “high capacity” ministry opportunities?capacity” ministry opportunities? Are there enough opportunities to serveAre there enough opportunities to serve and to find “meaningful ministry”?and to find “meaningful ministry”?
  38. 38. Alignment:Alignment: Strategic Planning & VisionStrategic Planning & Vision DevelopmentDevelopment
  39. 39. Reach:Reach: Building Your Team Near & FarBuilding Your Team Near & Far
  40. 40. RELEASINGRELEASING ministry to othersministry to others RESOURCINGRESOURCING others forothers for ministryministry REJOICINGREJOICING in the ministryin the ministry success of team memberssuccess of team members ““From [Christ] the whole body, joined and heldFrom [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows andtogether by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work”builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Eph 4:16)(Eph 4:16)
  41. 41. 10 Keys to Great Leadership10 Keys to Great Leadership By GE's Jeff ImmeltBy GE's Jeff Immelt ((From:From: Issue 81Issue 81 || April 2004, Page 96April 2004, Page 96 By:By: Fast CompanyFast Company )) 1. Personal Responsibility.1. Personal Responsibility. 2. Simplify Constantly.2. Simplify Constantly. 3. Understand Breadth, Depth, and Context.3. Understand Breadth, Depth, and Context. 4. The importance of alignment and time4. The importance of alignment and time
  42. 42. 5. Leaders learn constantly and also have to5. Leaders learn constantly and also have to learn how to teach.learn how to teach. 6. Stay true to your own style.6. Stay true to your own style. 7. Manage by setting boundaries with freedom in7. Manage by setting boundaries with freedom in the middle.the middle. 8. Stay disciplined and detailed.8. Stay disciplined and detailed. 9. Leave a few things unsaid.9. Leave a few things unsaid. 10. Like people.10. Like people.
  43. 43. Questions for Closing….Questions for Closing….
  44. 44. 1. In the last 30 days did you hear1. In the last 30 days did you hear church members talk about yourchurch members talk about your church’s vision?church’s vision? 2. Is your church’s identity2. Is your church’s identity unquestionably contagious?unquestionably contagious? 3. Does your mission roll off your3. Does your mission roll off your tongue with clarity and heartfelttongue with clarity and heartfelt conviction?conviction? 4. Does your staff embrace the value4. Does your staff embrace the value of values?of values?
  45. 45. 5. Have you planned an activity in the5. Have you planned an activity in the next three months that will help younext three months that will help you see God’s future for your church?see God’s future for your church? 6. Does the staff enthusiastically agree6. Does the staff enthusiastically agree about how to accomplish the church’sabout how to accomplish the church’s mission?mission? 7. Do you have a process on paper that7. Do you have a process on paper that shows how your church will developshows how your church will develop leaders?leaders?
  46. 46. 8. Does all church communication8. Does all church communication reflect and reinforce your vision?reflect and reinforce your vision? 9. Is there crystal clarity about the next9. Is there crystal clarity about the next ministry to launch and staff role to fill?ministry to launch and staff role to fill? 10. Have you identified a person to10. Have you identified a person to help you develop as a senior leader?help you develop as a senior leader? ((From Auxano, a church consulting groupFrom Auxano, a church consulting group))
  47. 47. 9 Questions from Andy9 Questions from Andy StanleyStanley Environment Questions…Environment Questions… -Is the context appealing?-Is the context appealing? -Is the presentation engaging?-Is the presentation engaging? -Is the content helpful?-Is the content helpful?
  48. 48. Organizational Questions…Organizational Questions… -Which gauges should we be-Which gauges should we be watching?watching? -Where are we “manufacturing”-Where are we “manufacturing” energy?energy?
  49. 49. Staffing Questions…Staffing Questions… -Who needs to be sitting at the table?-Who needs to be sitting at the table? -Who is not keeping up?-Who is not keeping up?
  50. 50. Professional Questions…Professional Questions… -Where do I make the greatest-Where do I make the greatest contribution to the organization?contribution to the organization? -What should I quit doing?-What should I quit doing?