A major part of any ministry (or work environment) is leadership development. This task can feel quite overwhelming. We wonder where we should start and how we should proceed.
But I recently found a simple description of leadership development that helped clear away the clutter in my mind. This definition boils down leadership development to specific terms and stages I can get my head around. I hope you will find it helpful, too.
Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird (2010) cite this summary of leadership development from Jon Ferguson:
- I do. You watch. We talk.
- I do. You help. We talk.
- You do. I help. We talk.
- You do. I watch. We talk.
- You do. Someone else watches.
- The cycle now repeats for both people.
That’s it. Plain and simple.
What do you think?
Stetzer, E., & Bird, W. (2010). Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.