QUALITY # 2- A Campus Pastor is... 

ENCOURAGING:

Encouragement means to “INSTILL COURAGE.”  It means BELIEVING and SHARING THAT BELIEF in someone to the point that they have the COURAGE to take that next step.


Graniteisms-
DON’T SAY SOMEONE’S NO FOR THEM.
PUSH THE VISION, MOVE THE PEOPLE
BETTER TOGETHER
FRIENDSHIP ISN’T LEADERSHIP, BUT LEADERSHIP CAN BE FRIENDSHIP


Example:  You have a new public speaker at Rally or the Welcome who keeps butchering their speaking part.  They are discouraged or flustered and you can tell while they are on stage OR immediately when they walk off.
Before you say “YOU DID GREAT” or “WAY TO GO MAN” make sure you are prepared to REALLY encourage them.  If you say either of those things (or anything like that) you are what we affectionately call “blowing sunshine up their nose,” in other words you aren’t being HONEST or TRUTHFUL.

So instead, a Campus Pastor “instills COURAGE” and says WAY TO GO!  I know that you are passionate about growing and doing an excellent job.  Here is some pointers on how we can improve it.  Let’s meet and practice, or let’s rewrite it and make it more comfortable for you.  Let’s schedule your next opportunity to do this, so you can prepare.  I BELIEVE IN YOU and think that you CAN GROW INTO THIS ROLE.  You aren’t there yet, but if you are willing to work at it, I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO THIS!”

BOTTOM LINE - If you only “CHEER PEOPLE ON” you will allow them to go down a road which when the stuff hits the fan, they will be CONFUSED, FRUSTRATED, and UPSET that they wasted time on something without ever improving!  You lose your opportunity to INFLUENCE and their trust for future ministry.