This breakout session which is my 5th is with Greg Surratt. He’s a pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston, SC. He’s going to talk about developing a leadership farm system. This is about how a church will develop small group leaders, pastors, elders, team leaders, and church starters from within the church, not hire outside the church. I’m tired.
How do we do this?
1. Cast vision. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I got that. Next.
2. Choose the right leaders. What are the right leaders?
A. Visionary Leaders: They’re able to see what could be and should be when others don’t.
B. Resourceful Leaders: They’re able to do what could be and should be with limited resources. They don’t use money as excuses to not lead
C. Inspirational Leaders: They can inspire and recruit folks to dream with them and work toward the goal. Good communicators.
(This is sounding an awful lot like church growth vomit. Did I tell you that I was tired?)
D. Delegating Leaders: They love people and get excited when seeing other getting involved in the mission.
3. Build a Ministry Pipeline (2 Kings 4:2-4) (Beware, this sucka is about to warp the Scriptures for his purposes)
–The solution to your problem is probably in your own house.
–We are usually too quick to say there is nothing in the house.
–We need to have a system ready so God can provide a leader.
How do you develop the system?
–Define the pipeline. Oh my gosh this is hokey. I’m hating typing it. And as I wrote that two people got up and left. Godspeed my friends. We need to tell people how we’re developing them into leaders.
–Develop the process. How will we teach what we want people to be, know, and do. It can’t be limited by time or space. It can’t be Wed. night at 7pm. It has to be people based. Have it when the leaders to be developed can meet and where they can meet. It’s flexible. I like this so see I’m not too hard on him. Man, I’m glad I’m not speaking at this think. I’d wear me out!
–Identify where the folks are in the pipeline. What have they mastered?
–Help each person take the next step. Let them know where and what they need to do now.
These last two he didn’t get to because he was a poor communicator who told stories instead of teach. Oh relax. I’m just joking.
4. Empower them to do ministry.
5. Review their progress.