Build men up along the way.
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Guest: John Richardson, executive pastor of discipleship at First Free Church
Introduction: Keep men’s ministry alive and thriving as you build a platform for it, lead through teams, and prepare men for leadership.
- In a program approach to men’s ministry, the program is often defined by the interests and talents of the leader. When that leader moves on, it’s easy for the program to die.
- Thinking about men’s ministry as a platform created around shared values, helps a church provide long-term, ongoing ministry.
- Classes and groups can have a healthy life cycle. It’s okay if one doesn’t keep going because there will be others that are still based on the same values.
- The values become part of the DNA of the men involved in that ministry.
- When classes and groups are led by teams rather than a single leader, responsibilities can be shared and if one person steps out, the rest of the team is still in place.
- Define 3-4 roles and list the competencies needed in those roles. Then help men thrive as they use their gifts.
- Provide a roadmap for leadership—plan development.
- What values should be foundational to our men’s ministry?
- How can we improve our roadmap for leadership?
- The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton
- Leadership Pipeline resources (search online)
- CTA Advantage Mentoring Moments conversations with Adam Bowers:
- Building a Leadership Pipeline
- Training Leaders