The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." Ralph Nadar Session no 3. More Workers
Leadership Burnout Nearly a quarter (23%) of leaders are experiencing some burnout symptoms and another 55% are borderline to burnout. Burnout affects leaders in both paid and voluntary positions.
Need To Train "It is better to train ten people than to do the work of ten people. But it is harder. Moody
More Workers The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." (Matthew 9:37-38)
Groups Involve Members In Ministry 1.Groups are good at encouraging group members into ministry. 2.Groups are good at identifying and testing members gifts. 3.Groups are better at giving feedback.
Developing Members Gifts 1.Involving the newcomer in a variety of group tasks. 2.Using groups feedback for gift identification. 3.Formally coaching and assessing members gifts.
Make Disciples "Go into all the world and make disciples...". (see Matt. 28:18-20 12-18 month discipleship for newcomers.
Apprentice Leaders - LIDS Step 1: LOOK for rising leaders. Step 2: INVITE apprentice to share leadership tasks. Step 3: DISCIPLE apprentice until they can replace you. Step 4: SEND new leader into ministry.
Looking For Rising Leaders 1.Faithfulness 2.Availability 3.Relationship
Elder As Leader 1.Repositioning elders to play a true pastoral leadership role as class-group leaders. 2.Reprioritize the pastor and head elders focus to coaching, training and supporting elders.
Caring For Leaders The group leader supervisor/coach has regular contact with each class-group leader. This one-on-one time is an important opportunity for the leader to debrief with the coach as to how their group is developing. These sessions provide opportunities for brain storming ideas, affirming the leader and accountability.
Ensure Leaders Success 1.Have regular huddles 2.Develop an accountability system in the class- group 3.Teach the class-group leader the art of delegation 4.Support the leader with a supervisor/coach. 5.Provide meeting resources each week 6. Give the Leader a vacation
Discussion Questions 1. How clear are your class-group leaders in understand their spiritual gifts and how to discover someone else's? Do you need to run your leaders through a training session? 2. What discipleship learning events are available for newcomers from your conference? What learning events do you need to organize yourself or with a neighbouring church?
Discussion Questions 3. Which elders will lead your class-groups? How will they assume this role? 4. Who will take on the group leader coaching role?