Leadership is a complex subject that requires a lifetime of continued learning. It requires constant practice, learning from mistakes and the willingness to take risks.
Leadership is influence.
Leadership is about inspiring people to a purpose that results ultimately in their best interest, both here on earth, and for eternity.
Thousands of books have been written on leadership, but if I had the assignment to teach leadership in 4 words, here’s what they would be.
Heart -> Connect -> Trust -> Follow
These four words provide a foundation for relationally-based leadership that when connected to a vision, will serve any leader well.
Here’s a summary. If you lead with your heart, people can connect with you. If people connect with you, they will trust you, and if they trust you, they will follow you.
Now read the summary with the reverse perspective for even greater clarity and insight. People will not follow anyone they do not trust. They cannot trust someone they don’t connect with, and they can’t connect with someone with whom they cannot find their heart.
Let’s break it down.
Do you struggle with developing and managing an assimilation system for your church? Trello.com is the perfect solution for church assimilation management. I believe we have to be intentional about assimilating people into the local church. Every person is worth everything. When folks visit your church, the way we reach out and connect speaks to how we believe Jesus reaches out to everyone of us. So developing an intentional strategy helps us love folks and Jesus loves us.
All this week I am blogging on using Trello in ministry. This is the 2nd post in the series. Here are all the posts and links
Productive Pastor 46 | Organizing Ministry with Trello
Why You Need To Build a Trello Reading List (and how to do it).
Streamlining Church Assimilation with Trello.
Creating a Collaborative Sermon Workflow with Trello
Streamlining Church Assimilation With Trello
First, let’s remember the strengths of Trello. I shared these in episode 46 of PP.
- Trello is fantastic for teams
- You can link multiple documents (from a variety of places) inside one card
- You have the ability to drop notes in cards
- Checklists (repeatable)
- You can move cards to different stacks
This makes Trello the perfect place to run a team based, highly adaptable system of any sorts. When Foundry developed it’s 1st time contact system, we knew we wanted multiple people as part of it. This mean needing the ability for us all to work on the project simultaneously as well as provide instant feedback as to what has been done.