PJ's Leadership Corner
One of my visions for our church is that I always want LeadChurch to be a place where leaders born, developed, tested, and sent. Born, because there is always a need for more leaders - especially in the Kingdom of God. Developed, because talent and charisma will only get you so far - training in righteousness is essential (2 Tim. 3:16). Tested, because anything untested is not dependable or trustworthy (2 Cor. 13:5-7). Sent, because a trained and tested leader sitting on the bench is a waste of time, energy, and resources - they know when we go (Mt. 28:19, Rom. 10:15).
The process of building leaders must begin with us - the leadership team. Coordinating schedules and finding meeting places amongst a strictly volunteer staff is challenging, but great leaders find solutions. This page is one of my solutions. On a regular basis, I will post content on this page of things I have personally read, listened to, or experienced in my own leadership journey in an effort to grow your capacity as a leader as well. I have some incredible leaders speaking into my life on a regular basis, and I want to share that with you as well.
Three of the greatest lessons I have learned as a pastor and leader are to; 1. ask great questions that challenge the status quo; 2. listen, read, write, pray, and think more than I speak; and 3. surround myself with people who are further along than I am as a leader, who love me but are not impressed by me. Much of what I will share on this page will come out of consistently following those lessons. I pray that it will be a blessing to you and inspire you to become the best leader you can become. I look forward to follow-up discussions together in the near future.
In His Service, Leading Together,
One of the personal coaching environments I have been a part of for a few years now is Preaching Rocket by the Rocket Company. Regularly they host great communicators for us to glean from. This is an incredible conversation by Pastor Crawford Lorrits to pastors on the importance and responsibility of what we do every time we stand behind the pulpit. I had the privilege a few years ago of hearing Pastor Lorrits speak live in Dallas. I fell in love with his heart and passion for God and people. Get out a notebook and a pen and listen to this with inspiration, conviction, and determination to preach well, minister well, but more importantly to live well.