A critical part of leadership is recognizing that your fruit grows on other people’s trees. The defining legacy of any leader is the quality of those you develop and your ability to transition out of your role. Every role in the local church is an interim role, and every leader is not successful until they have developed at least one successor.
That’s why the Lifeway Leadership team is excited to host Pipeline 2017: Succession at Every Level.
On Thursday, October 12th, we will welcome pastors and church leaders to Nashville to examine the topic of creating succession at every level of a church’s leadership pipeline. Speakers include John Piper, H.B. Charles, Bob Russell, Thom Rainer, and more.
Can’t join us in Nashville? Then watch the livestream for FREE! Here are five ways to get the most out of your Pipeline 2017 livestream experience.
1. Watch Pipeline with your staff or ministry team.
Most churches and organizations plan for succession in their leadership pipeline. However, many only focus on senior leadership roles. Odds are strong that succession in all levels of your leadership pipeline occurs more often than you realize.
Has a volunteer or leader in your church ever:
- Taken a job in another state?
- Had a baby and stepped away from serving for a time?
- Been promoted as a solid leader into a role with more responsibility?
- Retired from a position?
If you answered yes to any of the above, your church already experienced succession. This event will help you plan for succession at every level of your church’s leadership pipeline, from weekly volunteers to senior staff.
2. Tweet in your questions with the hashtag #Pipeline17
After sessions, Lifeway Leadership hosts will field viewer questions. Tweet a follow-up question to leading experts like H.B. Charles, Bob Russell, Thom Rainer, Eric Geiger, Leonce Crump, Tami Heim, and more.
3. Debrief succession plans with your ministry team and staff.
Succession is not about replacement. Succession is about reproduction. In far too many
cases, we allow our thinking to shift into leadership placement over leadership development. When we focus on replacement, we not only dismiss the responsibility we are given as church leaders, we settle for warm bodies instead of weekly volunteers. What’s your ministry team’s succession plan?
Check out our free resource Pipeline: Succession at Every Level to learn more.
4. Bring your team to Pipeline Coaching Days.
Okay, so Coaching Days are not part of the livestream experience, but we think you should know about them. Coaching Days are designed to help church leadership teams develop a leadership pipeline and plan for succession at every level in their churches. Participants will inventory their leaders, explore how leadership development occurs, and examine how to provide quality content and training. Info and tickets are available here.
5. Register now for Pipeline West or Pipeline 2018.
You want to experience this leadership event in person, don’t you? Join us in Southern California on February 22, 2018, to learn about leadership pipeline from Carey Nieuwhof, Albert Tate, Thom Rainer, and others. Or join us in Nashville on October 11, 2018, to learn how to recruit, develop, and repeat the process in your leadership pipeline from Paul Tripp, Carey Nieuwhof, and others. Info and tickets are available here.