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November 20, 2023

Discipleship in Action: Unpacking the Definition of a Departmental Leader

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The Disciple-Making Leader
Discipleship in Action: Unpacking the Definition of a Departmental Leader
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In today’s episode, we dive into the topic of defining a departmental leader. What does it mean to be a departmental leader in the context of a church? How can they effectively lead their department towards growth and success?

Show Notes

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Discipleship in Action: Unpacking the Definition of a Departmental Leader
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In today’s episode,¬†we dive into the topic of defining a departmental leader. What does it mean to be a departmental leader in the context of a church? How can they effectively lead their department towards growth and success?

Craig and Glenn share their own journey of choosing a business opportunity over a ministry role and reflect on the realization that they never had a true calling to ministry. They compare departmental leaders to Superman, highlighting the danger of taking on too much responsibility and not empowering others.

They explore the importance of servant leadership and the joy that comes from elevating and empowering others to excel in their work for the kingdom of God. They also discuss the challenges that departmental leaders face, such as limited resources and budget, and the need for cooperation and prioritization within the organization.

Throughout this episode, Craig and Glenn focus on the distinctives and skills needed for success as a departmental leader in the cause of making disciples. They also touch on the deadly sins that hinder effective leadership and the importance of clear expectations and communication.

Join us as we delve into this important topic and gain insights on how to define and excel as a departmental leader in the context of disciple-making!

Overview:

  • 03:01 Church department leaders lead and direct.
  • 04:04 Importance of making disciples in local church. Distinctives and skills for department leaders.
  • 07:34 Ministry viewed holistically for greater effectiveness.
  • 12:50 Managing limited resources for church departments, cooperation needed.
  • 14:05 Didn’t consult kids’ pastor, got reprimanded.
  • 18:34 Clarify expectations, demonstrated values, and positive outcome.
  • 23:56 Leading without spirit’s empowerment, deadly sin.
  • 24:43 Dipping down as leader can be detrimental.
  • 27:52 Building teams, celebrating success, and coaching others.
  • 31:58 Jesus focuses on leadership, self-denial, and suffering.
  • 36:04 Pharisees and religious leaders questioned Jesus’ background.
  • 39:07 Organization focused on training, coaching, and resourcing. Helpful book available online. Disciple-making leader. Important role in church.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you define a departmental leader in a ministry context? What specific responsibilities do they hold?
  2. Have you ever witnessed a departmental leader with a “Superman mentality”? How did this impact the overall effectiveness and growth of the department?
  3. How do you personally define servant leadership? How can departmental leaders embody this type of leadership in their ministry?
  4. What are some common challenges that departmental leaders face, such as limited resources and managing budgets? How can they navigate these challenges effectively?
  5. Share an experience where you or someone you know did not meet expectations because there were no clear communication and expectations. How could this situation have been avoided?
  6. How can departmental leaders prioritize the overall good of the organization and cooperate with other leaders rather than competing for limited resources?
  7. What is the significance of having a clear and specific call to ministry for both individuals from outside the church and those within the church?
  8. Reflect on a time when you witnessed a leader neglect their relationship with God and others due to the pressures of performance and deadlines. How did this impact their ministry effectiveness?
  9. Discuss the concept of abiding in the Lord as a departmental leader. How can leaders sustain a strong spiritual foundation while navigating the challenges of ministry?

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