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What is the L.I.G.H.T.

Institute
A place where you can:
Develop a deeper intimacy with God
Enhance your knowledge of the Scriptures
Identify and grow you in your ministry
calling

Gain practical ministry experience

Why the L.I.G.H.T. Institute?


Church leadership training and
development is essential to providing
developing leaders the skills and tools
to effectively lead their families and
churches.
The results from last years church
development survey.

THE RESULTS

MINIMUM FACTOR
EFFECTIVE STRUCTURES
A church with healthy functional structures will be risk-taking, willing to try new ideas and equally willing
to cancel their implementation if they are not effective.
The old paradigm of church structure called for the laity to manage the church with an attitude that if we try
a new idea and it doesnt work, we failed. The new paradigm approaches the idea with an eagerness to
learn, and if it fails, then we learn from our mistakes and try again.
A healthy church organizes structures around ministry and being faithful to the churchs mission and
purpose. Many healthy churches have established a policy of asking three questions of any new ministry or
program that someone wants to initiate.
Does it further the mission, vision, or purpose of the church?
Does it make new disciples or help people grow in their faith?
Is there or can there be a team to work in accomplishing this ministry?
If these conditions are met, then the ministry moves forward, with the blessing of the church board.

MINIMUM FACTOR

MINIMUM FACTOR
EFFECTIVE STRUCTURES

Questions that contributed the most to the score:


40.) The volunteers of our church are trained frequently.
57.) I understand clearly how the different parts of our church work
together.

Other Considerations
Seminar times and dates
Rally First Sunday of Each Month
Online Classes

C.L.A.S.S. Makeup
Technical Trainings
Church Government

MOTIVATING

LEADERS

motivating leaders:

interview

The Potential Around You


2 Timothy 2:2021; Romans 12:8
Adding value to those you serve

When you
understand that
leadership is
influence instead of
position, that
changes everything.
John Maxwell

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Why Its Difficult to Develop Leaders


Leaders are often over-committed in
other areas
Leaders usually are strong-willed and
have personal agendas
Leaders are often enticed with
opportunities that look more exciting
and meaningful

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To Develop Someone with Few


Leadership Skills
Provide on-the-job training
Strive to add value to people, not just to
lead them
Remember that leadership is influence,
not position

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How to Add Value to a Potential Leader


Ask the person to be a part of the vision
Treat people as your greatest asset
Listen to people; know their hearts
Equip them according to their gifts and
desires

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Discuss
1. How are we actively looking for
potential leaders?
2. What training systems for leaders do
we have in place?
3. How often do we ask God to raise up
leaders in our church?
4. What does 2 Timothy 2 say about
leadership development?

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motivating leaders:

assessment

Finding Your Leadership Style


Romans 12:8; Psalm 78:72
10 ways to lead Gods people

Leadership Styles
Visionary
Has a clear picture of what should
happen. Future-oriented, idealistic, and
full of faith

Strategic
Breaks vision into achievable steps,
forming a game plan that everyone can
participate in

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Leadership Styles
Motivational
Sees who needs a challenge, more
training, some recognition, an
encouraging word, a day off

Team-building
Finds leaders and places them in the
right positions to produce the right
results

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Im aware that some of us take our leadership


role a bit more seriously than others

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Leadership Styles
Entrepreneurial
Has vision, energy, and a risk-taking
spirit. Functions best in a start-up
operation

Bridge-building
Brings a variety of people together to
help a complex organization achieve its
mission

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Leadership Styles
Directional
Assesses mission, strengths, weaknesses,
resources, and then points organization in
the right direction

Managing
Establishes markers on the way to a
destination, then organizes people,
process, and resources to achieve mission

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Leadership Styles
Shepherding
Loves, supports and prays for team
members so diligently that mission is
achieved

Re-engineering
Thrives in a situation that has lost focus.
Sees what the mission was and what it
must be now

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What Is My Leadership Style?


Visionary

Me!

Bridge-builder

Strategic

Directional

Motivational

Managing

Team-builder

Shepherding

Entrepreneurial

Re-engineering
Not me!

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Discuss
1. How do my leadership styles fit the
roles in which I serve this church?
2. What leadership styles are we missing
on our team?
3. Whats the best way to recruit those
leaders?

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motivating leaders:

assessment

3 Key Positions on a Winning Team


Romans 12:68; 1 Corinthians 12:1227

Putting people in the right place

Believe me, fellows, everyone from


the Pharaoh on down is an equally
valued member of the team.

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Key Positions on a Winning Team


Influencers
Get others excited about an idea
Convince doubters they can do a mission
bigger than themselves

Contributors
Get the work done
Deliver ministry so lives are touched

Managers
Provide what contributors need for success
Coordinate, plan, and troubleshoot

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Discuss
1. How do influencers in our church serve in
positions that allow them to enrich ministry?
2. Who are our managers? How can we identify
and train more?
3. Who are the contributors? Are there
managers among the contributors?

4. What would happen if we formed ministry


teams with all these types of people?

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motivating leaders:

case study

From Setback to Solution


Nehemiah 4:16; Philippians 3:14
Discouragement neednt be terminal

The Situation
A board member resigns because the
church does not have an adequate youth
program for his son. The board member
and his family plan to join a larger church
nearby. The church knows it needs a
youth pastor but is reluctant to pay
another salary.

What would you do?

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What Happened

Pastor meets with key leaders


Leaders talk to others about youth work
Volunteers are asked to help with youth
Task force writes steps for hiring a youth minister
Finance committee evaluates cost

The Result
In 6 months, church approves hiring a part-time
youth minister. In one year, the position becomes
full-time

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Discuss
1. How can setbacks energize us to find
new solutions?
2. How did the action plan of this church
build consensus?
3. What current situations are requiring
us to look for creative solutions?

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motivating leaders:

devotional

Ministrys Fuel
Mark 12:3031
Love must be our primary motivation

What Motivates You to Lead


1. Love for God
This is the primary fuel that drives everything else
It involves all of me: heart, soul, mind, strength
Service is the natural overflow of this

2. Love for people


I see their hurt and hunger
I am concerned about the need
I am compelled to help

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Discuss
1. How does love for God compel you to
serve as a leader?
2. What motivates you to give time and
energy to church?
3. What signals do we get that our love for
God is waning?

4. How can we rekindle our love for people?

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motivating leaders:

devotional

Strength for Difficult Days


2 Corinthians 4:1618

Set your affections on things above

What Causes Loss of Motivation


1. Time and schedule pressures
2. Difficulties or conflicts with people
3. Disorganization
4. Few results
5. Lack of training

6. Sense of incompetence

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Discuss
1. How do we manage people, property,
and responsibilities in a way that
maintains eternal focus?

2. What helps you focus on eternal things?


3. What turns your focus to earthly things?
To God?

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motivating leaders:

how-to

Sparks That Ignite into Flame


Philippians 3:1214; Proverbs 27:17
Motivation for the tough tasks

Ways to Stay Motivated


Invest in an affirmative outlook
Fuel the fire with like-mindedness
Clear up conflicts quickly
Do not deficit motivate
Get involved in front-line issues

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Discuss
1. What are some ways to keep a healthy
desire to serve from becoming overcommitment?
2. Besides guilt and anger, what are other
deficit motivators?
3. After their term is up, do most of our leaders
say, Never again, or are they eager to reenlist? Whats the difference?

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motivating leaders:

how-to

Motivation or Manipulation?
Hebrews 13:1718; 2 Timothy 2:15
Bringing out the best in people

To Bring Out the Best in People


Offer a friendly
atmosphere

Give them a
reputation to uphold

Enjoy their
uniqueness

Enjoy your work


and let it show

Know their abilities Look for mutual


benefits
Know how much
they can take on

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Discuss
1. Do our volunteers enjoy their work?
How do we know?
2. Are our volunteers challenged to grow
in their skills?
3. Which volunteers could take on more
responsibility?
4. How do we reward enthusiasm in our
volunteers?

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Final thoughts
1. In our church, what enormous tasks
do we assume will scare people
away?
2. How can we present these tasks in
a way that will motivate leaders
among us?
3. What one thing would make the
biggest difference in how we
motivate our leaders?

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