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Leadership Isn’t a Staff Position

Submitted by James Higginbotham on March 2, 2010 – 4:52 amNo Comment

Too often I read blog posts and books that assume church leaders are staff members. This just isn’t the case.

Leaders are all around you. There are many people in your church that are leaders – you just may not give them the title. Leadership is about influence, not a title.

These leaders are telling your visitors what the church is like when they first walk through the door. They are influencing them on whether to come back or try another church.

These leaders are influencing how enjoyable or painful their volunteer time is going to be. They are the ones encouraging your volunteers or burning them out.

These leaders are influencing your church’s children while you are listening to the message from the pastor. They are making a positive or negative impact on the children in the church that will influence them for years to come.

These leaders have a calling to exercise their gifts and skills somewhere. Are you giving them the opportunity and training to lead?

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