Welcome to Episode 014 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 Frank Bealer. Frank is the Chief Executive Officer of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange.

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Resources Mentioned 

  1. Book: The Myth of Balance by Frank Bealer
  2. Book: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
  3. Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Plan for the inevitable.

Life in ministry is busy. You may have a full week planned and something comes up unexpectedly. There may be a last minute interview, funeral, or something you hadn’t even anticipated come up. There is always a tension trying to balance ministry with family and the rest of your life. So, have a plan in place for when these things happen. Give your kids a reward when you have to come home late or plan a fun day on one day of the week. Get creative here.

  1. Leadership development requires exposure.

One of the biggest leadership development gaps is exposure in the field. Books are important as is giving someone information, but there is nothing like bringing someone alongside you to have them watch as you walk through the daily challenges of ministry. Time and exposure (experience) is the only thing that will help develop a leadership pipeline that will be effective.

Quotes From This Episode

  • Being a high-capacity leader means making the most of the time that you have. [Click to tweet]
  • Ministry is busy. Plan for the inevitable. [Click to tweet]
  • Don’t be surprised by ministry. [Click to tweet]
  • If we’re going to grow as a church, we need to systematically develop our church leaders. [Click to tweet]
  • Create a space for leaders to ask questions. [Click to tweet]

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