Welcome to Episode 016 of the Ministry Hangout podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for Ministry Hangout on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

In this episode, we hear from many leaders like Kevin Stone and Mike Ash in a rich discussion on how to develop leaders within your church. Kevin Stone is the founder of Executive Pastor Online and is on staff with Christ’s Church of the Valley. He currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife. Mike Ash is on staff with Next Level Church and resides with his wife and children in Tampa, FL.

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Resources Mentioned

  1. Book: Leading From the Second Chair by Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson
  2. Website: https://www.xpastor.org/ for equipping pastors
  3. Book: Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud
  4. Book: Make the Noise Go Away by Larry G. Linne

Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Senior pastors are all different.

Just like all people are different, all pastors are different. Some are more connected in certain areas of ministry, while some are disconnected. There is not one “formula” and there is room for the senior pastor to work at his own style. This leads the “chain of command” to look different in the church world as well.

  1. Executive pastors need to be able to LEAD leaders.

Executive pastors wear many hats. Some are speakers, some are finance gurus, and everyone can have different giftings. But one of the traits every executive pastor needs to be able to have is the ability to lead other leaders. There doesn’t need to be a formula for this, but communication should be clear and they need to be involved in developing leaders within their church.

Quotes From This Episode

  • Engaging speakers are great, but executive pastors need to be able to LEAD leaders. [Click to tweet]
  • Trust is the foundation for leading well. [Click to tweet]
  • A team has to disagree and agree together. [Click to tweet]
  • If all of us are thinking the same, one/some of us are not necessary. [Click to tweet]

About Ministry Hangout

Greg Surratt, founder and pastor of Seacoast Church in South Carolina was regularly having conversations with ministry leaders when he realized that these discussions could provide value to more than just him. Thus, Ministry Hangout was born. Our simple mission to share conversations that matter. We’ll discuss a little bit of everything from lessons learned from churches doing something really well to the nitty gritty of how to develop leaders on your staff to how to use social media for your church to how to foster worship leader development. We want to cover it all and have more conversations that matter.

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