This week we are doing some different – we are introducing Leadership Pipeline, a concept and framework for churches to develop leaders at every level of ministry. Over the course of the week we release a podcast each day. We are also offering a free e-booklet called Developing Your Leadership Pipeline which can bedownloaded here (lifeway.com/churchleaders/free-e-booklet). If what you read and hear interests you be sure to register for our upcoming webinar, “Leadership Pipeline: The Role of the Volunteer.” (Live.lifewayleadership.com) In this episode Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger, and I discuss how people throughout the church fit into a leadership pipeline and ask the following questions.
- Who are the people in a Leadership Pipeline?
- Why are they so important?
- Where should organizations start when auditing their bench strength?
- How do you transition from having warm bodies to weekly volunteers in each ministry?
- How do you create a culture that engages and develops strong volunteers and leaders?
“Who are the people in a leadership pipeline? Everyone in your church.”
“We’re responsible not just to attract people to a worship gathering but to train and deploy them.”
“By the simple act of volunteering and serving in the church people are leading.”
“I have not been in very many churches that treat every person as if they are equally important.”
“When we’re developing people in the church we’re developing them for more than just the church.”
“70% of leadership is transferable from one position to another.”
“Developing leaders in a pipeline is developing them for all arenas of life.”
“Regularly survey your people.”
“One of the best ways to audit your people is simple succession people.”
“Don’t think that your recruiting volunteers. Think that you’re recruiting leaders.”
“The reason churches have leadership deficiencies today is that they never built a leadership development culture before.”
“The healthier the church the more serving outside your gift area won’t be so cumbersome.”