There are three things you can count on if you have WRONG PLAYERS ON YOUR TEAM!  WRONG PLAYERS ON YOUR TEAM WILL ALWAYS...

  • STUNT GROWTH
  • STRAIN THE VISION
  • FRUSTRATE AND PUSH AWAY THE RIGHT PLAYERS
Mark it down and NO your church and my church are NOT THE EXCEPTIONS to this truth!  There are a number of ways to identify the right players for your team, here are a three suggestions...
  • Look at WHO'S FOLLOWING WHO, who has a voice on your campus?  This does not always mean that the person is a leader but to some level they do have influence and you need to see if they have a leadership gift to accompany that influence.
  • Look for people who are CHASING YOU AS A LEADER and THE VISION, people who seem to have BOUGHT INTO THE VISION, not people you need to SELL THE VISION TO.
  • Make a SMALL ASKS that have the potential to lead to BIGGER ASKS.  Don't sell the farm after one interview.  What we do matters and there is no time to chase people who are suppose to be running ahead leading a charge.
We have a saying a Granite, WHAT GOT US HERE WON'T GET US THERE, and WHO GOT US HERE MAY NOT GET US THERE.  Right players put WIND IN YOUR SAILS, they DON'T SUCK THE WIND OUT!  

So what are some wye we can identify some potential players?  I'll post about that soon!