Church Elders, Job Descriptions, and Next Generation Leader

Last night the elders from CrossWay Church met for a couple hours.  After talking a little about what’s going on with everyone, we prayed and jumped into the business portion of the meeting.

Two of our current projects are composing a job description for the pastor and another one for the elders.  (Of course, there is some overlap between the two.)  Everyone had some good, thoughtful input.  Between now and the next meeting I’ll take that feedback and write a rough draft for each document.  We’ll review them next time, make any necessary changes, and officially adopt and implement them.  The new job descriptions will serve as the basis for what we do as the pastor and elders, and they’ll be the criteria on which we base an evaluation every six months.

Then we moved into a discussion of Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future by Andy Stanley.  We’d read the first section (three chapters) for this gathering, and had a great talk about it.  The gist of this first section is that a leader must discover his/her core competencies and devote most of their time to developing and using their gifts.  We add the most value to the church when we focus on exercising our strengths, not trying to improve our weaknesses.  We batted around some ideas about how we can actually do this as the eldership team.  I look forward to putting these principles into practice and working through the rest of the book with these men!

Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 5:05 am  Leave a Comment  

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