Episode 388: How Do I Start a Leadership Pipeline in My Church?

In Episode 388 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the 7S framework and how to start a leadership pipeline.

“I’m wondering about a leadership pipeline. Our church is about 3 years old. We are growing. Things are going very well, but we’ve never implemented a leadership pipeline before. You tell me all the time to get a leadership pipeline, but I’ve never done it. Now I’m listening and we are going to start a leadership pipeline in our church, but we don’t really know how. So what does it look like when you’ve never done it before? What does that first meeting look like and how do we move forward after that?” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The first steps to take in developing a leadership pipeline
  • How the 7S framework can help you

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “At the end of the day, if you want to revitalize your church, you have to revitalize your people.” – @toddadkins
  • “Your job is to equip the saints for the work.” – @toddadkins
  • “Start with your story – both out of Scripture and your personal story.” – @toddadkins
  • “How am I going to cultivate leadership development and discipleship in the culture?” – @toddadkins
  • “Strategy is making sure you are crystal clear on where you are taking people.” – @toddadkins
  • “The weight of development when it rests just on the shoulder of the pastor is impossible to bear.” – @toddadkins
  • “A policy that you put into place actually creates a culture.” – @toddadkins
  • “People need to be able to connect to our training in a digital way, but process it in the context of a relationship.” – @toddadkins
  • “We want you to shift from being an intuitive leader to an intentional leader.”- @toddadkins

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Published May 20, 2019

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