90 Second Leadership – Creating a Culture of Recruiting
Today I want to talk to you about creating a recruiting culture in your church. Far too often, we settle for a cut flower culture. A cut flower culture is where we take the best, brightest, and most beautiful things we see elsewhere; we snip them off; and we bring them to our church and put them in a lovely vase. They have departed from the nutrients and the source that gives them their vibrancy.
So today I want to talk to you about creating and embedding your own recruiting culture so that you have ongoing life and vibrancy in your leadership development.
Our number one job as a pastor or church leader is to create and curate a culture that equips the saints for the work of the ministry, fulfilling Ephesians 4:11-13. The way we create that culture is to ensure everyone has the same shared values of multiplication.
We create this culture through Scripture, strategy, structure, systems, skills, and style.
These components correlate with our leadership pipeline philosophy and framework. Leadership pipeline does not solely focus on top levels of leadership or key leaders but is a long-term investment in the church’s most valuable resource: people. A leadership pipeline provides a clear process of development, so each volunteer, leader, coach, ministry director, or senior leader knows their next step of development.
When these components are properly aligned and implemented, you create a culture that instills a shared value of recruitment and that instilled value is found at every level of your leadership pipeline, from volunteer to leader to coach to ministry director and senior leader.
Now that you know the components of shared values, what are you going to do about it?