Whiteboard Session | Inspire Over Require
Culture is Key!
AND…as a ministry leader one of your main stewardships is the culture of your ministry. (BTW…that’s a tough sentence for me to write as I think about all the times I’ve complained about the culture I led).
There are hundreds of “dials” to adjust as a leader to help your culture but there are four that are the most powerful.
You’ve got to take care of you before you can take care of others. Over time, ignoring this will lead to burn out. ESPECIALLY in Ministry!
The people you recruit and allow into your ministry is the next most powerful predictor of culture. Eventually your culture will be the most powerful component of recruitment. It can either help you or hurt you!
Your words should be chosen carefully and strategically. What you say, what you repeat, what you value will translate to your culture.
These are the things you do. Whether you do them all the time or once a year, you need to choose these carefully.
So…I wanted to take a second to do an exercise that focuses on two of these four “dials.” It effects the words you choose and the people you say them too.The concept is called “Inspire over Require.” To illustrate this we did what I call the “Have To vs. Get To” exercise.
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