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EPISODE #94 – CAUTIONS FOR SHEPHERD LEADERS

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The guys are back in action after celebrating the 4th of July! They talk about favorite fireworks, Bob nearly getting arrested and Jimbo’s near death experience with a church member who loved him some fireworks.

In today’s episode the guys get down to offering some key cautions for Shepherding Pastors as they lead their congregation.

Here are the quick points, give them a listen and give us your feedback.

Cautions for Shepherding Leaders

  • Lead at a pace faster than you might normally prefer
  • Realize that you may not ever have a unanimous consensus around decisions – If God has spoken, move forward
  • Shepherds may become “flock” focused rather than “Father” focused – get away from the flock (congregation in order to hear from God and get His vision
  • Bring courage with your calm and clarity as you lead. Expect pushback and proceed when God has clearly spoken about His direction for your church.
  • Be ready to deal with negative and divisive people who persist in their criticism, negativity and antagonism-do this according to Colossians 1:28-29. Proclaim the gospel, warn and teach.
  • Know your time frame- a Shepherd Leader may be tempted to stay beyond the time of his effectiveness-be sensitive to God’s leadership and direction if it is time to go.

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EPISODE #93 – CAUTIONS FOR VISIONARY LEADERS

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Welcome back to the Bootcamp! Bob is another year older and Jimbo confesses he feels old too, but hey let’s jump in and get started. Today the guys are talking leadership and vision today and outlay some cautions for Visionary Leaders.  Have a question or comment?  Drop us a comment, send an email or leave us a voicemail with our questions or feedback.

 

Cautions for Visionary Leaders

  • Some Visionaries can be impulsive
    • Sit on big ideas for a day or two to make sure
    • Make big decisions with a team with feedback – not alone
    • Spend time praying about it
    • Consider times to lead the group in groupthink and let others pitch their ideas first
    • Don’t try to persuade them to go with your idea
  • Some Visionaries can be big on ideas while weak on execution
    • Make sure you are making a executable plan – with steps – and deadlines
    • Make sure to have a follow up process – be clear on who is responsible for what
  • Some Visionaries struggle to prioritize people over progress
    • You will most likely need to lead change at a slower pace than you desire
  • Some Visionaries struggle with longevity in ministry
    • Revi/replanting takes 5-7 years – stick it out
    • Don’t lead the church to make a major change and then bail

 

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Episode # 10 – Luter Replant Legacy Part Two with Chip Luter (Boots on the Ground Highlight)

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Chip Luter Pastor, Idlewild @ The Springs

Lessons Learned from my Father, Dr. Fred Luter

As a Pastors’ kid, I was able to watch a pastor who was a great shepherd.  

When you meet a pastor whose staff knows more about the church than he does he is not a Pastor Shepherd.

My father was a great example of a Pastor/Shepherd.

One of the best lessons I learned is that I was never an interruption to my dad, even when he was busy.  He loved me and modeled for me what it was like to be a great pastor and a great father.

As a kid I never felt like I was in competition with the church. There was never a time where I didn’t like the church.

My dad showed me how to not live in isolation as a pastor-he demonstrated the value of connecting with other Pastors who are ministering in my area.

 

New Orleans Dictionary Gris-gris: voodoo, a powerful spell put on something/someone.

 

The Idlewild Story

Trinity Baptist Church was dying and located in a changing/transitioning area, the youngest  was 60 and they were down to eight people.

  • The Neighborhood was 60% African American, 30% White, 18% Hispanic.
  • 50% of the neighborhood was aged 18 and younger.

I was not looking to Replant, I was happy serving where I was.

Idlewild was intentional about hiring a person of color.

The congregation had determined to give the building to Idlewild for ministry.

In January 2014 Idlewild began a ministry called “Adopt a Block” where they regularly entered the neighborhood to meet and pray for the people. They provided connection events and opportunities to reach the community. 

Pastor Ken Whitten shaped the approach with this philosophy; “We didn’t just want to go to them, we want to grow among them.”

Advice for Replanting in a multi-cultural context

Be intentional from the very beginning

It’s best if the Replanter is already engaged and active in multicultural relationships.

The people drawn to our church were not drawn because we have multicultural worship, they were drawn to our church because the church was intentional in the approach to reach the community-both white people and people of color were actively involved meeting people in the community.

People bought in even before they came to attend a worship service.

We gave opportunity and value to a variety of styles in worship as a natural expression of who we are.

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