QUALITY #6 - A Campus Pastor Is...

AN INSTRUCTOR

Notice I did not say “teacher” “preacher” “masterful communicator” or “storyteller.”  An instructor not only TELLS someone what to do, but SHOWS THEM how to do it.  An instructor makes sure that someone is PREPARED to do skill on their own with GREAT SUCCESS.  Ephesians 4:11,12 says to EQUIP

Graniteism -
SERVE SEEKERS BUILD BELIEVERS
SHARE, CARE, & PREPARE
When you are TIRED of CASTING VISION, they are JUST STARTING TO GET IT!
The WORD OF GOD is not for INFORMATION, it’s for TRANSFORMATION, only through APPLICATION

Example: I have heard it more than once “If you it’s going to be done right, I am going to have to do it myself,” “It’s easier if I just do it,” “I told THEM what to do,” “I’ll just do it myself.”  Whether you have said it OUT LOUD or just THOUGHT IT, you have become a 1 generation leader.

There is a KILLER LEADER who built an awesome team on one of our campuses.  She literally is leading the way in terms of how we do this specific ministry.  The team was clicking and growing, but there was ONE PROBLEM.  If she decided to go launch another campus or got sick or had to attend to a family member for a period of time, WE HAD NO LEADER.  While all the functions were covered, NO ONE ELSE knew how to do what SHE DID!


Once this was challenged and brought to her attention, she started pouring into another person.  The instruction took place with mini-meetings before service, email exchanges as that person learned how to craft compelling vision and give clear direction, conversations that had to happen throughout the week.  Basically the same conversations OVER and OVER and OVER again, until that person, was trained to do what she did.  

Is that person as good as her?  Not yet!  But I guarantee, that when she steps out to start the next campus, the person she leaves will 1.) Know how to do what she did. 2.) Have the ability to lead that team. 3.) Immediately start pouring themselves and INSTRUCTING someone to take their place.

Remember if you find yourself replying to your team emails with “great job” or “got it” or in person you are merely slapping them on the back, you are more than likely NOT INSTRUCTING THEM.  You are not teaching them anything, you are not helping them learn to THINK beyond the HERE and NOW.  

BOTTOM LINE - Perhaps INSTRUCTION isn’t the right word, but it’s the only word I can think of right now.  An instructor sets someone up to succeed.  If you give a man a fish, they will eat for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.  Or something like that.