David Putman speaking on "The Pastor Leader" at #Exponential
David works with pastors all over the country through auxano on vision clarity.
Leadership has to begin on the foundation of discipleship.
The church's mission: discipleship. Number 1 principle for discipleship is you have to become the type of disciple you want to make.
If you want to grow the church, you have to grow the leader.
5 Areas Every Leader Needs To Grow In
Leadership=Power. Leaders who do well need a balance of drive and motive (calling).
Leaders confront the brutal facts about themselves.
Key Question: What are those growth areas?
Examples of Problems with Vision
Carbon Copy Vision-Be unique
Microwave Vision-Leaders move fast. Slow down & do hard work of vision.
Vision flip/flop-Changing mind constantly about vision
Paralysis of the analysis-difficulty of making a decision
Upper Room Identity
What do you like about our church? People, Programs, Pastor, Place
The upper room identity is purpose. This is leaders responsibility.
Vision Frame (Process takes about 7 months)
Mission-What are we doing?
Values-Why are we doing it?
Strategy-How are we doing it?
Measures-When are we successful? Not just quantity but also quality
Vision Proper-Where is God taking us?
Key Shift: from Gift to Discipline
There are natural communicators, but it is also a skill that can be developed.
Types of Communicators: CL=Pastor Leader (Strong Communicator/Leader)
Lc=Campus Pastor (Strong Leader, OK Communicator)
Preaching best practices
Find your own voice
Listen to other communicators
Listen to your own sermons
Develop discipline preparation schedule
Utilize a system for preparation
Practice preaching your sermons out loud
Memorize your sermons
Get regular feedback
Build a team around your preaching
Take preaching breaks
Develop an annual preaching calendar
Shift: Move from team leader to team builder
Develop a leadership pipeline-build it from ground up & raise them up
Resourcing the Mission
Shift: Reactive to Proactive resourcing
They make the big call
Develop culture of generosity
They raise big money
Development of high capacity donors
Shift: From general to specific
How You Learn: Specific Skill Development, Coaching, As you go