90 Second Leadership – Creating a Recruiting Culture: Scripture
I’m walking through the six components that help your church create a recruiting culture to reproduce leaders at every level of your leadership pipeline. First, we’re looking at Scripture. Why? Because Scripture should be the foundation of everything we do in the church.
In the church, recruiting is simply a fancy word for the Great Commission. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commands His followers to go and make disciples, who in turn make disciples, who in turn make disciples. This commissioning is not for an elite class of leaders or pastors. It’s for all believers. All have been called and all have been sent to make disciples.
The New Testament is full of Scripture that creates and embeds a culture of multiplication. Consider Ephesians 4 where we as church leaders are to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Look at 2 Timothy 2 where Paul encourages Timothy to watch what he does and commit that to faithful men who will go and do likewise. We see four generations of recruiting, developing, and deploying to do likewise.
What these passages promote is the democratization of the discipleship and development of God’s people. Our role as church leaders is to equip the body in such a way that it becomes a self-sustaining model through ongoing recruiting, developing, and deploying of each supporting part of the body. A culture of recruiting and development is foundational in the church and should be a shared value implicit in every church’s culture.
Now that you understand the importance of Scripture being foundational in the shared values of recruitment, what are you going to do about it?