Doing versus Deploying

We’re looking at key shifts for today’s ministry leaders. Last week I highlighted the shift from Manager to Leader.  Today I’m highlighting the shift from Doing to Deploying.

“Come and Watch” the professionals (pastor/staff) DO ministry characterizes the previous ministry paradigm.  The non-ordained and non-staff spend most of their time and energy on the sidelines watching the main event.

Develop and DEPLOY characterize the new paradigm.  A Spiritual Cape Canaveral is the perfect image. In this paradigm, the sidelines are for equipping and readying for deployment. There’s nothing passive about the sidelines!

Alan Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk express this distinction as follows:

It is as if we are prepared to play baseball and suddenly discover that everyone else is playing basketball. The game has changed and the rules are different. (Alan Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk, “The Missional Leader:  Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World.”)

This is why so many of today’s ministry leaders want the coaching skillset. The coaching competencies enable us to do the valuable deployment work.

I’d love to hear how you are doing with deployment.

Oh, one more thing… week’s topic:  Multiple Paradigm Leadership

All the best to you,
Satellite Program – On-site Training

The Intentional Growth Center, a satellite of Coaching4Clergy is offering the following on-site programs this year. Come for a week of training and complete the majority of the training hours for either Modules 1 & 2 or Modules 3 & 4.

You will have the opportunity to step out of your current role and immerse yourself in coach training. You will also have the opportunity to interact and network with other coaches and students face to face.

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Lake Junaluska, NC
July 20-24, 2015
Modules 3 & 4
Lake Junaluska, NC
October 19-23, 2015
Modules 1 & 2

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