Greetings everyone to all of you in the Leadership Hall,
We are excited to celebrate with announcement that we have reached a graduating point for some of the participants of the leadership hall. This is exciting because we have great things to accomplish for the Lord, and we need solid leaders to help us see these things come to pass. We have a long list of areas needing leadership, so we encourage you all to know that there is something that fits each of you well.
As of now there are two groups of people within the leadership hall, 1) those who are ready to form into clusters and begin leadership projects; and 2) those who still need to complete some of the assignments in this area.
We cannot explain enough how important theses assignments are. They are designed in such a way as to bring out both the best and the worst in people. Obviously, these are the types of things that we want to discover “before” naming people as leaders. The assignments help us to identify individual strong points, gifts, talents, flesh issues, levels of understanding, and spiritual maturity. Additionally, they help us to determine which areas of serves are most likely to be satisfying to the people who serve in them.
Think back to the last time you knew of someone who was leaving a job, endeavor, or even a church. If you consider the situation closely enough, it is highly probable that the reason for departure was related to dissatisfaction with their role within the organization. They likely felt that they:
1) Did not have enough opportunity for promotion; or
2) Did not feel that their efforts made a difference (in other words, did not feel appreciated); or
3) Did not feel that they were best suited for their role (whether because they have different talents, or they lack the talents they might need to successfully contribute).
This is not to say that any of these feelings are right or wrong. Rather, it is to say that these feelings must be considered when placing people into leadership roles –if the organization hopes for successful outcomes.
Our Next Steps, Find Your Place on the Map:
As previously mentioned, there are two groups of people within the leadership hall, 1) those who are ready to form into clusters and begin leadership projects; and 2) those who still need to complete some of the assignments in this area.
Are you in category 1, or 2?
Category 1 consists of those who participated in the project titled, How to Have a Meal in Ministry, are now ready to move on to new areas of service. By “participation”, we mean those who cooperated with the team to complete the project (by offering encouragement and creative ideas that were accepted by the team). If you are in this category, please follow this link and respond.
Category 2 consists of those that missed the opportunity to participate in the How to Have a Meal in Ministry project. However, they will have another opportunity to participate in a similar project so that they also may move on to service in leadership. If you are in this category, please follow this link and respond.