Leadership Development in the Church
By John Braland
Recently IMF President, I spoke with the IMF Church Alliance Pastors on the topic of Leadership Development in the Church. At Freshwater Community Church, where I serve as Lead Pastor, we’ve developed insightful practices that have helped them streamline our leadership development process. These practices serve to ensure that every volunteer understands their role, and how to effectively reach others in this role. A leadership development process is also vital in helping others understand what their next step is as they grow in their serving ability. Some of the key takeaways were:
Develop A Common Language for Leaders in All Ministries in Your Church
Simplify How You Teach and Train Your Leaders
Have Job Descriptions for All Ministry Positions (Volunteer and Paid Staff)
Recognize the Leadership Lag Time by Cultivating New Leaders Before You Need Them
Below is the recording of this conversation. I hope this encourages you and is useful as you lead others where God has you.