It’s Day 2 of the Preteen Leaders Conference, and I already have a bag full of ideas and notes from some great preteen leaders. Stay tuned to the blog next week, I will do a recap of the conference with detailed notes from the main sessions.
Today, I get to lead another breakout with preteen leaders on the topic of cultivating leaders. The main idea of the session will be the premise that
The people in and around your ministry will define your ministry.
This fact may encourage some and scare the living daylight out of others! Parents, preteens, and other potential leaders will judge the ministry based upon those they see the most, which is likely the volunteer leadership you have placed in charged.
With this in mind, it is important that we create an environment that sets our leaders up to be successful in their service to God. Like a farmer provides the necessities to cultivate a good crop, we need to have a strategy for cultivating great leaders.
Here are the 8 Ways to Create a Culture that Cultivates Leaders that I will share in today’s breakout session:
1) Set Standards and Expectations for Your Team
2) Cast an Inspiring Vision for Your Team
3) Build a Sense of “Family” Amongst Your Team
4) Train Your Team Well and Often
5) Celebrate “God-Stories” with Your Team
6) Form a Friendship with Every Member of Your Team
7) Provide Opportunities for Your Team to Give Input and Feedback
7) Make Sure Every Team Member (Including Yourself) is Growing
If you would like more info on any of these, leave a comment and I’ll send you the notes from the breakout.