Motivating Leaders

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2. The Potential Around You Adding value to those you serve motivating leaders:interview 3. Why Its Difficult to Develop Leaders

  • Leaders are often over-committed in other areas
  • Leaders usually are strong-willed and have personal agendas
  • Leaders are often enticed with opportunities that look more exciting and meaningful

4. How to Add Value to a Potential Leader

  • Ask the person to be a part of the vision
  • Treat people as your greatest asset
  • Listen to people; know their hearts
  • Equip them according to their gifts and desires

5. Discuss

  • How are we actively looking for potential leaders?
  • What training systems for leaders do we have in place?
  • How often do we ask God to raise up leaders in our church?
  • What does 2 Timothy 2 say about leadership development?

6. Finding Your Leadership Style 10 ways to lead Gods people motivating leaders:assessment 7. Leadership Styles

  • Visionary
    • Has a clear picture of what should happen. Future-oriented, idealistic, and full of faith
  • Strategic
    • Breaks vision into achievable steps, forming a game plan that everyone can participate in

8. Leadership Styles

  • Motivational
    • Sees who needs a challenge, more training, some recognition, an encouraging word, a day off
  • Team-building
    • Finds leaders and places them in the right positions to produce the right results


  • Im aware that some of us take our leadershiprole a bit more seriously than others

10. Leadership Styles

  • Entrepreneurial
    • Has vision, energy, and a risk-taking spirit. Functions best in a start-up operation
  • Bridge-building
    • Brings a variety of people together to help a complex organization achieve its mission

11. Leadership Styles

  • Directional
    • Assesses mission, strengths, weaknesses, resources, and then points organization in the right direction
  • Managing
    • Establishes markers on the way to a destination, then organizes people, process, and resources to achieve mission

12. Leadership Styles

  • Shepherding
    • Loves, supports and prays for team members so diligently that mission is achieved
  • Re-engineering
    • Thrives in a situation that has lost focus. Sees what the mission was and what it must be now

13. What Is My Leadership Style?

  • Visionary
  • Bridge-builder
  • Directional
  • Managing
  • Shepherding
  • Re-engineering

Strategic Motivational Team-builder Entrepreneurial Me! Not me! 14. 3 Key Positions on a Winning Team Putting people in the right place motivating leaders:assessment 15. Believe me, fellows, everyone from the Pharaoh on down is an equally valued member of the team. 16. Key Positions on a Winning Team

  • Influencers
    • Get others excited about an idea
    • Convince doubters they can do a mission bigger than themselves
  • Contributors
    • Get the work done
    • Deliver ministry so lives are touched
  • Managers
    • Provide what contributors need for success
    • Coordinate, plan, and troubleshoot

17. From Setback to Solution Discouragement neednt be terminal motivating leaders:case study 18. The Situation

  • A board member resigns because the church does not have an adequate youth program for his son. The board member and his family plan to join a larger church nearby. The church knows it needs a youth pastor but is reluctant to pay another salary.
  • What would you do?

19. What Happened

  • Pastor meets with key leaders
  • Leaders talk to others about youth work
  • Volunteers are asked to help with youth
  • Task force writes steps for hiring a youth minister
  • Finance committee evaluates cost

The Result In 6 months, church approves hiring a part-time youth minister. In one year, the position becomes full-time 20. Discuss

  • How can setbacks energize us to find new solutions?
  • How did the action plan of this church build consensus?
  • What current situations are requiring us to look for creative solutions?

21. Ministrys Fuel Mark 12:3031 Love must be our primary motivation motivating leaders:devotional 22. What Motivates You to Lead

  • Love for God
    • This is the primary fuel that drives everything else
    • It involves all of me: heart, soul, mind, strength
    • Service is the natural overflow of this
  • Love for people
    • I see their hurt and hunger
    • I am concerned about the need
    • I am compelled to help

23. Discuss

  • How does love for God compel you to serve as a leader?
  • What motivates you to give time and energy to church?
  • What signals do we get that our love for God is waning?
  • How can we rekindle our love for people?

24. Strength for Difficult Days 2 Corinthians 4:1618 Set your affections on things above motivating leaders:devotional 25. What Causes Loss of Motivation

  • Time and schedule pressures
  • Difficulties or conflicts with people
  • Disorganization
  • Few results
  • Lack of training
  • Sense of incompetence

26. Discuss

  • How do we manage people, property, and responsibilities in a way that maintains eternal focus?
  • What helps you focus on eternal things?
  • What turns your focus to earthly things? To God?

27. Sparks That Ignite into Flame Philippians 3:1214; Proverbs 27:17 Motivation for the tough tasks motivating leaders:how-to 28. Ways to Stay Motivated

  • Invest in an affirmative outlook
  • Fuel the fire with like-mindedness
  • Clear up conflicts quickly
  • Do not deficit motivate
  • Get involved in front-line issues

29. Discuss

  • What are some ways to keep a healthy desire to serve from becoming over-commitment?
  • Besides guilt and anger, what are other deficit motivators?
  • After their term is up, do most of our leaders say, Never again, or are they eager to re-enlist? Whats the difference?

30. Motivation or Manipulation? Hebrews 13:1718;2 Timothy 2:15 Bringing out the best in people motivating leaders:how-to 31. To Bring Out the Best in People

  • Offer a friendly atmosphere
  • Enjoy their uniqueness
  • Know their abilities
  • Know how much they can take on
  • Give them a reputation to uphold
  • Enjoy your work and let it show
  • Look for mutual benefits

32. 33. Discuss

  • Do our volunteers enjoy their work? How do we know?
  • Are our volunteers challenged to grow in their skills?
  • Which volunteers could take on more responsibility?
  • How do we reward enthusiasm in our volunteers?

34. 35. Final thoughts

  • In our church, what enormous tasks do we assume will scare people away?
  • How can we present these tasks in a way that will motivate leaders among us?
  • What one thing would make the biggest difference in how wemotivate our leaders?