Growing churches are committed to building. They are lid lifters who have a commitment to personal, spiritual, and professional growth. We never graduate from learning as leaders. The moment we stop growing is the moment we stop learning. Lid lifting is all about creating a culture of growing the people around us. Our biggest role as leaders is to train up more leaders. Every single person on your team and staff is a leader who needs to be invested in, in order to reach their highest potential and thrive in their roles.
Growing churches help others become more effective to be better in their everyday lives and help them succeed and win. Everyone gets better and the team succeeds when we invest in our people, and in our own lives.
“Wise people are builders, they build families, businesses, communities. And through intelligence and insight, their enterprises are established and endure. Because of their skilled leadership, the hearts of people are filled with the treasures of wisdom and the pleasures of spiritual wealth. Wisdom can make anyone into a mighty warrior, and revelation-knowledge increases strength. Wise strategy is necessary to wage war, and with many astute advisers you’ll see the path to victory more clearly.”
Proverbs 24: 3-6 (The Passion)
What would happen with our churches if we started to pour into our teams in greater ways? If we could get our staff to higher levels so we can have an even greater impact on the kingdom of God? To invest not just into their spiritual lives, but also their talents and skills. What if some of the greatest movie producers, artists, graphic designers, communicators, and musicians were birthed from the church? What if we invested so much into our teams, that they went out and impacted society because of it? The sky is the limit. All our team needs are our presence, our affirmation, our support, and our investment. How are you working toward lid lifting?
Will you be committed to not just building your ministry, but building leaders? Building people? It’s about discipleship. If we grow big churches, but there’s no depth, we’ve missed the mark. May it be said of our lives that we lived for something beyond our personal vision. That we raised up leaders who could carry on the baton and run even further than we did.
That is why I wrote my book “Get up and grow.” To be a tool for you and your team to experience the highest level of growth in every area of your life. To help you have greater focus. Get more done in less time. To be better tomorrow than you are today, to be healthier in spirit and body, and to increase your capacity. And to draw you closer to God. You can find out more information below:
Never stop investing in yourself and others, the payoff will be worth it.
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