One thing I have learned is that everything rises and falls on the “L”
word- Leadership. I am passionate about building and developing leaders
around me. Not a “I know best” model but a “Team” model. When I lead, I
am working in my sweet spot. When I am doing other good activities that
are not in my sweet spot, I don’t do so well. I know it and so do those
Part of leadership is listening. I haven’t always
been good at this and I am still learning. But my dad and Cassandra
have helped me in this area. By listening I can process what people are
saying and use my gift to lead them.
Recently, I have made some bold changes at our church. As you can expect, some did not like them. I respect their opinions greatly!
I really respect those who came to me personally to share with me their
concerns. Two people who are very supportive of my ideas gave me some
great advice. I listened to their ideas and realized that it was
“Godly” wisdom. I will make changes accordingly. Being a leader is to
be a servant. Not everyone will like my ideas but I will listen to
other options and move in the appropriate manner.
Dr. John R.
Bisagno, the former pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church was
approached by a gentleman who didn’t like his ideas. Bisagno asked the
man what were his plans and the man said I don’t have any. Bisagno
said: “I like my plans better than yours.” I love it when people bring me great ideas. That is why I formed a “Dream Team”
at our church. This group is filled with men and women from their 20’s
to …. ( I won’t ask their age) who are going to help our church
fulfill it’s vision. I get excited to be around people who want to be
part of a big vision!
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