Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

“I don’t have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else’s lap doesn’t just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.” -John Ortberg It should come as no surprise to anyone that the greatest and most self-aware leaders know that they can’t do it all. The ability to delegate important tasks to other people and then trust them to complete those tasks... Read More
Doing Big Things By Passing The Torch

Doing Big Things By Passing The Torch

How do you define success in leadership? Is it by how many kids are in your ministry? How about the volunteers? Do you measure success by how much you do each week? What if you measured success by what you didn’t do? That feels weird to say and makes me feel lazy, how about you? Personally, I spent most of my first years in leadership thinking that it was my job to do everything and that everyone knew it! How would anyone know I was THE leader if I wasn’t doing everything? Bless my poor,... Read More
Let It Go: The Art Of Delegation

Let It Go: The Art Of Delegation

by Kelly Stockdale I’m a self-confessed Type-A personality. While my “get ‘er done” personality is helpful when it comes to seeing a project come to fruition, if I’m honest, it can be a challenge for me to not become a one-man show. God created us to work in teams, all bringing our unique gifts together so we can be better together. If you’ve been gifted as a leader, you need to concentrate on those responsibilities only you can do as a leader. To do that, you must become effective at... Read More
Delegating To The Natural Leaders Around You

Delegating To The Natural Leaders Around You

by Leslie Galema  If you are like me, it can be hard to ask for help. I don’t like to appear weak and incapable, so my theory used to be, if I do everything then nobody will see what I mess up! Five years ago, I was leading a growing kids ministry at a church plant, raising three small children and trying to finish up some college classes when I recruited myself to repaint all of our kid’s classrooms. I was at the church late one night with my children. One was coloring, one was... Read More