Church Planters

051 - Leadership Development

All pastors should be in the business of leadership development. If you aren't developing leaders around you and preparing people to lead in ministry areas, then you are probably building your ministry around you and limiting your church to whatever you can accomplish. The most important part of leadership development is deciding to develop leaders. After that, it's all about putting it together.

Matt Adair joins me from Athens, Georgia. He is a former National Director for the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. He is currently a lead pastor and coaches leaders through 5 Factors Leadership. In this episode he shares practical insights into how to go about developing leaders.

Highlights

  1. Leadership development is taking someone who is a leader or potential to be a leader and helping them maximize their potential.
  2. Leaders are all around you. You probably call them volunteers.
  3. One thing that connects all leaders is a sense of competence.
  4. Three development questions: 1. How are you? 2. What are you working on? 3. How can I help you?
  5. To find leaders, clarify what leadership is and what opportunities for leadership there are.

Links

5 Factors Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/five-factors-a-podcast-about-leadership/id1280143273?mt=2

5 Factors Leadership - https://fivefactors.net/welcome

Pipeline Academy - https://fivefactors.net/sales-page15679704

Follow Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattadair

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042 - Honoring Your Host Location

If you are a portable church, this is an episode you don't want to miss. My guest is my assistant, Barbara Martinez. She is an amazing servant and volunteer at our campus. In this episode I talk with her about how to honor our host location. In our case, it's an elementary school. For you it might be a theater, bowling alley, town hall, community center or other place.

If you aren't careful, it can be easy to have a "get in and get out" mentality. We have the building a certain number of hours. We're just going to do our thing and leave. But the opportunity to be a great guest in someone else's building, can lead to great things. Listen in for some great content on ideas for how to honor your host location. 

Some of our conversation boils down to:

  1. Look for opportunities to praise, celebrate and give gifts to those who serve for you.
  2. Build the culture of leaving it better than you found it.
  3. The custodian can make or break your relationship. You better love them.
  4. God will open great doors if you genuinely love your host and care for them well.

Take a listen here to episode 042 of the podcast.

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

035 - This Question Wrecked Me!

Passion 4 Planting hosted a church planter assessment a couple weeks ago. This was one of the most intense things I have done in a while. Working with four couples to help discern God's call on their next step in life was not a small task. It was a huge task. The couples were fantastic and I know God will do great things through them. But before they will do those great things, God wrecked me with one of the questions we asked them.

Name 5 spaces where someone who doesn't know Jesus knows your name.

This question wrecked me. I immediately began to think for myself what the answer to that question would be. I started writing down those spaces in life for myself to see where I land. I ended up with 4 of 5, but only 2 of them being intentional about actually getting to know people who don't know Jesus. How messed up are my priorities in ministry when that isn't the first thing on my list.

So I have gotten intentional. I am looking for my 5th space. I am getting intentional with my current 4 spaces. And I am challenging you in this question also. Maybe you are way ahead of me and have this one all figured out. I'm sure most of you do, but I was off for sure. Where are 5 spaces in your life where someone who doesn't know Jesus knows who you are and you are there intentionally to get to know them with the purpose and intent of introducing them to Jesus? 

To learn more about church planting and to download FREE resources, visit us at church-planting.net.

030 - All Things Easter Promotion

We all know Easter is right around the corner. You want everyone to know what is going on at your church or ministry on Easter Sunday. So how do you spread the word? Join in on the conversation with Ben Osterhaus, owner of Brand Army, to talk about standing out from the crowd this Easter season.

Ben is the official branding guy for New Life Christian Church. You can learn more by listening to the podcast or by checking out some of the links below.

Best Quotes |

"Never assume you are the person you are trying to reach."

"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does." - Steuart Henderson Britt

Resources |

Dollar Shave Club - https://www.dollarshaveclub.com

Vista Print - http://vistaprint.com

Brand Army - http://www.brandarmy.org

Email - ben@brandarmy.org

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brandarmy/

14' flag banners Ben created for the Linton Hall Campus.

14' flag banners Ben created for the Linton Hall Campus.

025 - Engaging Your Community

If you are looking for a great story on how to engage your community well, look no further! This is a conversation with a church planter from Winchester, VA. His name is Brandan Thomas and he planted Canvas Church in 2013. Their church is fully engaged in the community in some fascinating ways. If you are looking for fresh ideas or simply to be inspired to engage your community more, this is a great story for you.

Links |

Canvas Church - http://www.canvaschurch.co