Episode 320: Consider These Points when Choosing Leaders for your Church Plant

Beware of people who are willing to pick up a title before they are willing to pick up a towel.

In Episode 320 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss important factors to consider when wanting to place new people from other churches into leadership positions at your church plant. Here is today’s question: 

Knowing that you will have people from other churches joining your church plant, how fast — or what would be the process — by which you let new people from other churches begin serving in leadership positions in your church plant? 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The importance of having your membership process in place 
  • The importance of having a leadership pipeline in your church 
  • The process of having people serve in leadership positions 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  •  “The temptation is to put people from other churches into leadership in your church plant.” –  @danielsangi
  • “Selection is vitally important. Who you select, and who you start with, makes a big difference.” – @toddadkins 
  • “You want to makes sure you know those people and especially why they left their previous church.” – @toddadkins 
  • “If they refuse to submit to the membership process, you should have alarm bells going off.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are willing to give significant areas of ministry to this person, you should be willing to put in the time on the front end to get to know this person.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Beware of people who are willing to pick up a title before they are willing to pick up a towel.” – @toddadkins 
  • “When you have a high capacity leader come in, the temptation is to put them into the “leading leaders” position.” – @danielsangi
  • “You want to make sure to communicate to a new high capacity leader that you have a leadership pipeline to help them learn the church culture.” – @danielsangi
  • “Make sure you are matching postures.” – @toddadkins 

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