“A church that does not use teams will suffer. Specifically, its leaders will be burned out, the church’s capacity to minister effectively will be limited, its pastor will become either a cult hero or blockage to the ministry process, and the ministry will become less participative.” The Power of Team Leadership George Barna Water Brook Press, 2001, p. 28
Developing Leadership Model Mentor Partner Coach Cheerleader
Nudge Your Neighbor 1.Which of these roles do you use most often for developing leadership in your congregation? 2.Who else in the congregation serves in one or more of these roles? 3.How can you be more intentional in developing leaders in your congregation?
Two Categories of Leaders TraditionalEntrepreneurial
Resources for Traditional Leaders District Training Events UMCOM online courses www.training.umcom.org (some free, some for fee)www.training.umcom.org GBOD Workshops for Leaders www.gbod.org/workshopsforleaderswww.gbod.org/workshopsforleaders GBOD Local Church Officer Job Descriptions www.gbod.org/localchurchjobdescriptionswww.gbod.org/localchurchjobdescriptions GBOD webinars www.gbod.org/webinararchiveswww.gbod.org/webinararchives The Guidelines, set of 26 booklets with CD. (2013-2016 set to be released fall of 2012.)
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Litany “Fruitful Leadership” (Read Responsively) Leader: God says, “Come labor in my vineyard.” Left side: But we’ve never farmed. Right side: Our fields are concrete and asphalt.
All: Blessed are those who trust in the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water…in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Left side: But everyone’s busy. Right side: Few come out on Sunday. Fewer still come during the week. All: The surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. (Isaiah 37:31)
Left side: But we’ve never tried this before. Right side: The way is unclear. We need a sign. All: A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. (Matthew 7:18)
Left side: We’re overwhelmed! Right side: We’re afraid to fail.
Leader: God says, “Abide in me as I abide in you.” All: We will.
Leader: Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in God. All: We must.
Leader: God is the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in God and God in them bear much fruit, because apart from God you can do nothing. All: We will abide. We will trust. We will bear the fruit you desire. You ARE the vine and we ARE your branches. Lead and we will follow.