Commitment #5: A strong church is developing an increasingly godly, diverse, and competent leadership core.
Watch the video and work through the content for “Commitment #5” in your Strong Church Workbook. (You can use this link to share the video with your elders/leaders: https://vimeo.com/583222928/0abd16c716) Submit your responses through this Google Form in preparation for your coaching call. Let your coach know if you have any questions or concerns.
Strong churches are committed to building and maintaining team leadership and emphasizing Jesus as the Senior Pastor. Some have used John Frame’s Triperspectival Prophet-Priest-King grid while others have looked directly to Ephesians 4 (APEST) for a team leadership framework. Practically, team leadership requires diverse gifting, humility, and self-awareness with each leader knowing “who he/she is” and “who he/she’s not.” From this awareness, a balanced team can be built to serve all of the needs of a strong church and equip the saints for the work of ministry. A strong church has a working plan for developing leaders in every area (staff, elder, deacon, missional community leader, volunteer, etc.). In order to multiply healthy and effective leaders, strong churches give significant energy to equipping and coaching as well as pastoral support for the hearts of these leaders. A strong church is seeing holistic growth, year-over-year, in the lives and ministry of their leadership core.