SAGE – a Leadership Network Experience pt2
Following are notes from some of the 1-2pm EDT SAGE speakers. Check out #sageLN on Twitter to see what people are tweeting.
Anthony Trufant – Emmanuel Baptist Church
Things I wish I knew:
- Place a priority on an open, honest relationship with Jesus
- Invest in yourself
- Keep family first. They must feel they are a primary responsibility. Ministry begins at home.
- Develop some holy friends. Authentic. Integrity. Accountability.
- While you are the key leader you are not the sole leader.
- Take risks. Make mistakes but make new ones.
- When you propose something – the first no is not the final “no”. It’s new to them.
- Conflict can be productive. An ally. Conflict is an invitation to revelation and transformation.
- Make sure you develop different styles of coping. Access the situation and apply the correct style.
- Enter ministry with the end in mind. Set it up for the person coming behind you.
- Make sure you are clear about your own baggage. God uses our self awareness.
Andy McQuitty, Irving Bible Church
- When we focus on faithfulness not results we glorify God
Jim Herrington – Mission Houston
- Compartmentalize between sacred and secular
- Jesus focused on experience
Cal Jernigan, Central Christian Church
- Prov 9:8-9 – There are people who want to teach and there are people who want to learn.
- Who will you sit down with to give you insight?
- Most people are more than willing if asked. The pattern in the Bible is mentorship. Who do you have?
- Who do you have that you can go to learn from?
Dennis Keating, Emmanuel Faith Community Church
- Just because the ministry calls doesn’t mean that God calls
- It’s not the things that you do in ministry that kill you – it’s the things you don’t get done.
- Do what you do best
- You can’t play father to the world
George Cladis – Liberty Churches
- Management – loving God and loving our neighbor
- Learn to take care of yourself
- Manage yourself right
- Keep relationships with friends and family healthy. Do the little things.
- Know the gifts of those around you
- Work together as teams
- Team managment
Mel Lawrenz, Elmbrook Church
10 ways to be faithful and fruitful –
- I would move close to the office
- I would have adopted “Getting Things Done” system by David Allen. Best personal organization system.
- I would have experimented more with using different preaching styles.
- I would have worked closer with worship staff collaboration.
- I would have gotten to know other pastors in my city better.
- I would be more selective in reading
- I would have been more regular in “days off”
- Handling criticism, more directly – more often seeing it as an opportunity.
- Delegated organizational leadership.
- Collect more stories – the real life stories of people telling people what God is doing. And re-tell them.