This week we are doing something different – we are walking through the book Designed to Lead, with the authors Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck. Over the course of the week, we will release a podcast each day. If what you hear interests you, make sure to order the book here. To learn more about developing leaders in your church, check out the Pipeline conference with Eric Geiger and the Lifeway Leadership team.
In this episode, Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger, and Kevin Peck discuss the importance of helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders. During their conversation, they answer the following questions:
- How do you ensure steps not programs?
- How do constructs fit into a spirit led ministry?
- What are some of the pitfalls of being overly construct focused?
- How can a leader determine if their church has effective constructs in place?
- How do you use case studies to help with constructs?
“The construct is not the end game. It is simply the tool to help the building happen.”
“The construct of leadership development, like a leadership pipeline, is not about having a pipeline as much as it is a tool to help get to the end result of people being built up.”
“Constructs are important, but they are the third thing we talk about.”
“God has chosen throughout history to work in systems.”
“Not only do you form culture, but culture is always forming you.”
“A construct can either enable a desired piece of culture, or it can resist a desired piece of culture.”
“Be shaping culture because culture will always be shaping you.”
“You always have to repent and come back to the sacred why of you do. Otherwise a construct can just be mindless execution.”
“However if you don’t have a construct, you’ll have a conviction and won’t have a tool to help build it.”
“The processes are for the people. The people aren’t for the processes.”
“Find what kind of leaders you want to develop and then measure over time if you are getting them.”
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
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