It seems the church world has gone leadership crazy.
Everywhere you turn, there’s an article on leadership:
- How to Spot a Leader
- How to Be a Leader
- How to Build Leaders
- How to Lead Leaders
- the list goes on and on
One would think that the Great Commission was, “Go into all the world and make leaders!”
Now don’t get me wrong. Leadership is absolutely essential. Every pastor knows that everything rises and falls on leadership.
However, with a never-ending tsunami of articles telling us we need to develop leaders, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and underachieving.
Every pastor knows they need to be mentoring new leaders, but the problem is, how?
I don’t know about you, but I need mentorship boiled down to a few simple basics.
So, where can a pastor turn for a simplified approach to mentorship?
We turn to the master mentor – Jesus.
When I read the gospel, I see Jesus focusing on three essential mentoring elements that raised up a powerful procession of leaders: caring, sharing, and pairing.
3 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MENTORING
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11, NIV).
When Jesus wanted to build leaders, he called…Continue Reading