As part of my series on things leaders should stop and start doing, I connected with Dan Reiland, Brad Lomenick and Dave Ferguson.
Dan Reiland is the Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church and later as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. Here are his thoughts on shifts leaders should consider making in the new year:
Stop unnecessary and unproductive record keeping. If you don’t use the information, don’t gather it. If you don’t know why you gather it, stop!
Start studying a core competency for your work one hour each week that you haven’t studied in years. Example, for a pastor, study Systematic Theology. One hour is doable and it results in 50 hours a year minus vacation. Dig for new insights and keep your mind sharp for the core of your work.
You can follow more of Dan’s thoughts and updates from his ministry on Twitter.
Brad Lomenick directs and leads a movement of young leaders called Catalyst. He equips, inspires, and releases the next generation of young Christian leaders through events, resources, consulting, content and connecting a community of like-minded Catalysts all over the world. Here are his thoughts on shifts leaders should consider making in the new year:
Stop competing. Especially churches. We are all on the same team. Also, stop copying what others are doing. Be original and be yourself.
Start collaborating. Especially between churches. Also between denominations, different businesses and non profits. Partnering is one of the best ways to extend the resources available to you to the greatest extent possible.
You can follow more of Brad’s thoughts and updates from his ministry on Twitter.
Stop leading with, “Here is the vision, figure out how you can help.”
Start leading with, “God has a vision for you and we want to help.”
You can follow more of Dave’s thoughts and updates from his ministry on Twitter.