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 some practical takeaways from Designed to Lead and answer the following questions:
- What is the net result when one of the three pieces of the framework of Designed to Lead isn’t working?
- What’s the best response if one of the 3 areas of the framework is lacking?
- Which of these 3 areas (conviction, culture, or constructs) is the best place for a church to start developing leaders?
- Can this framework of leadership development be implemented in a single ministry area, or does it have to be church wide?
- How can a church continue as a leadership development locus over time?
“The result at the end of the day is you just aren’t going to develop leaders over the long haul.”
“In the long run, if you lack conviction, culture, or constructs you are not going to get a sustainable model for leadership development. If you lack any of them, the system falls apart.”
“If you have conviction without constructs, not only are the people frustrated, but really the ministry leaders are.”
“Constructs without culture leads to exhaustion.”
“The harnessing power of making a culture change is going to be a convicted leader.”
“You want to win quick and win obviously and that will help people around you see the value of what you are trying to accomplish.”
“There is no one in God’s church who doesn’t think we ought to be producing leaders.”
“You never want to rush through a pipeline.”
“So many times we forget the why and forget to tell the stories and really celebrate what has happened.”
“There’s two things we know that take a lot of time: changing a culture and leadership development.”
“Leadership development is a long run play.”
“When we look at the church as a whole, we have tons and tons of dollars invested in performing ministry, rather than preparing people to do ministry. That shouldn’t be so.”
“We are a microwave culture, and we want to see things happen quickly.”
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
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