Coaching the Leadership Multiplication Pathway
Let's cut through all the details...SOME people are called to be leaders, but EVERYONE is called to be a disciple. Both discipleship and leadership take on different forms and different behaviors. Sometimes there's direct teaching...other times modeling what you're after is more important. Running through it all is a focus on discerning what God is up to and getting on board.
You might think of this as surfing...God's way. Wherever the spirit is going to take you...that's where you go. You're along for the ride.
But let's put a little more structure on it...because clearly it's more intentional that just hanging on for the ride. You've actually got tools for this ride, and one of the key tools is an understanding of exactly what ride you're on! What if we broke the discipleship/leadership journey into 4 phases...you might think of this as a path--or a river--that takes you from learning the basic skills of being a disciple--the character questions--through figuring out your calling (maybe call these focused ministry). For a lot of people of faith, that's a pretty good accomplishment. How much help do you think a coach would be on this journey?
But I read somewhere that SOME are called to go on to other things...like teaching, pastoring, prophetic ministry and that kind of thing. (See Ephesians 4.) That's where the specific Competencies of leadership come into play. What are you doing to learn what what a leader does? And who's helping? If you're really effective as a leader, you're launching a Culture that values all of these same things. Who are you coaching on this kind of thing? And that's when multiplication really begins to happen!
Four Distinct phases of growth...leading from the very early days of your discipleship journey all the way to being the leader of a multiplication movement. And coaching is the bridge between seeing a vision for growing through these phases and actually doing it! Want to learn how? That's coaching the Leadership Multiplication Pathway.
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