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Raising up leaders in a replant situation is important. Today we highlight nine characteristics to look for in potential replant leaders.
Today’s Listener Question:
As I have begun to develop leaders, what character qualities should you look for in potential leaders that are not only walking alongside of you in a replant but previous to replanting this church, have seen hurt and pain in the church? How can you help to develop confidence as we move forward?
- When you are replanting a church, you don’t need a pipeline as much as you need a lifeline.
- Church leaders should have a love for the church—even in all its disfunction.
- Church leaders shouldn’t only want to lead people, but shepherd them as well.
- “Church members will follow your leadership to the degree they trust your shepherding.”
- The more that someone is praying, the less they are likely to be critical.
- The bar for how we should love is how Christ loved the Church.
The nine characteristics you should look for in leaders are:
- Emotional intelligence
- Deep love for the church
- A shepherd’s heart
- Committed to prayer
- Able to keep confidence
- Supporting spouse
- Able to teach
- Exemplary lifestyle
- Prioritizes family
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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