Episode 330: Systems, Processes and Structures in a Newer Church Plant

In Episode 330 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the systems, processes, and structures of a Leadership Pipeline in the beginnings of a church plant. Here is today’s question: 

I am currently working through the Essential Church Planting Course and I got to Matt Lake’s session on systems and processes and structures. He explained really well how I take someone through a Leadership Pipeline in an existing structure.  How do I implement that before the structure exists and create a structure from the ground up? Is it okay to plug someone into these different levels before they have gone through the lower levels of the system? 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The launch of the Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network 
  • Questions you should ask as you are discerning which people to place into leadership positions 
  • The importance of choosing the right people as you create your structure 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “It is harder to implement a Leadership Pipeline in an established church than in a church that hasn’t started yet. The benefit is that there are leaders at every level.” – @danielsangi
  • “Unfortunately, there are times where you need to practice leadership placement over leadership development. The problem is that in most churches, they do this all the time.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Do they understand your vision and values of your church plant?” – @danielsangi
  • “You want to see what types of decisions they have made over the last year in these 4 categories: vision and values, strategies, people, and crisis.” – @toddadkins
  • “Be sure that you know who you are putting into leadership.” – @toddadkins
  • “Chemistry and character are more important that competence at the beginning levels.” – @danielsangi

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