Four Keys To Great Leadership & Six Steps to Finding Direction

Four Keys To Great Leadership & Six Steps to Finding Direction

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Four Keys To Great Leadership


Six Steps to Finding Direction

First of Four Keys to Great LeadershipFirst Key: Select a Person

Wrong: select a person based on his experience, intelligence, and


Right: select a person for their gift, not simply experience, intelligence, or


What is a gift?

II Cor 12:7; Rom 12:6

A gift is a recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied.

The key to excellent performance is finding the match between your gifts and your role.

Truths about gifts

Gifts cannot be taught Gifts prove to be the driving force behind

an individuals job performance Know the difference between skill,

knowledge, and gifts.– skills are the how-to’s of a role– knowledge is what you are aware of– Gifts are given by grace

What gifts do successful youth pastors have?

Relationship building

A youthful heart

Second of Four Keys to Great Leadership Second Key: Set Expectations

Wrong: by defining the right steps

Right: by defining the right outcomes

Define outcomes

1. Define the right outcomes and let each person find his own route toward those outcomes.

– a. outcome: spiritually mature young people

– b. method: policies, programs, procedures, all flexible in order to achieve


Three questions to ask when defining outcomes 1. What is right for the youth

2. What is right for the church

3. What is right for the youth pastor

Third of Four Keys to Great Leadership Third Key:Motivate the person

Wrong: by helping him identify and overcome his weaknesses

Right: by focusing on his strengths, not on weaknesses

Motivate the person, don’t focus on changing the person

People don’t change that much. Don’t waste time trying to put in what God left out. Try to draw out what He put in. That is hard enough.

The Paretti rule: 80 – 20

How to manage around a weakness Ask: is the poor performance trainable?

(is it a skills or knowledge problem)

– If yes:provide training

– If no: do one of three things• 1. Devise a support system• 2. Find a complementary partner• 3. Find an alternative role

Fourth of Four Keys to Great Leadership Key Four: Develop the Person

Wrong: by helping him learn and get promoted

Right: by helping him find the right fit, not simply the next rung on the ladder

How to view youth pastors

Don’t view each youth pastor as a pastor in waiting.

Develop levels in each position and allow people to grow and progress while remaining in their area of strength.

Don’t promote them out of the area of their excellence.

Six questions Leaders should Ask Do my people know what is expected of them? Do they have the materials and equipment they

need to do the work right? Do they have the opportunity to do what they do

best every day? In the last seven days, have they received

recognition or praise for doing good work? Do I, or someone at work, seem to care about them

as a person? Is there someone who encourages their


Six Steps to Finding Direction

Ministry Development

Core Values Why Mission What Vision Picture Strategy How Programs how People Who

I.  Core Values Why

Core values are Constant We never change them Passionate We pay a price for them Biblical We find them in scripture Beliefs We own them

I.  Core Values Why

A church consists of traditions, heroes, expectations, norms, stories, rituals, and – most importantly – its values.

This is the gas that drives the car, it is what gives energy and power to our church and ministry.

II.  Mission What

The mission is a broad, brief, biblical statement of what the organization is supposed to be doing.

What is the primary thing God has called us to accomplish in this community?

III. Vision Seeing

The vision is a clear, challenging picture of the future of the ministry as it can and must be.

Vision focused and value driven. Vision paints a picture of what tomorrow

will look like.

IV. Strategy How

The strategy is the process that determines how you will accomplish the mission of your ministry.

This is the work of planning and organizing so that you begin to put flesh on the mission and vision.

V. Programs how

This is the further development of strategy

Programs take the strategy deeper and make it more specific.

VI. People Who

See first part of the lesson on how to select and train leaders.

Thank you for coming

I will be praying for Curacao