Recently, I couldn’t find a pair of socks that I was looking for, so I turned my sock drawer over and discovered some rare gems! Some I had forgotten about and many I didn’t know I had.
We typically pick leaders the same way, we go for what’s on top or the most visible. Those take less work most times, but there’s a down side, we end up recycling them over and over and we wear them out.
We need a “low level” place where we can observe potential leaders and their ability to grow in their skill set. At Cornerstone, we’ve started such a level, and there’s three qualifications.
Love God, Love People and Love the Church.
These new “recruits” are given a group of people to contact by phone once a month and see if there’s a need the church can help with. Then, they report those results to a staff pastor. There’s no authority or leadership position involved, just a simple process with accountability.
Some of the best potential leaders may be some of the least noticed. We believe this entry level fishing for leaders process will help us “catch” some of the best. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Does your church have an entry level to help discover potential leaders?