Want to build a Dream Team? You should look for these 3 things.

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I have been to the Leadership Summit several times at Willow Creek Church in Chicago, IL.  It’s a great time to focus on leadership & renew my passion for leading people.  Several years ago I heard Bill Hybels speak about the 3 C’s when it comes to building your dream team.  Bill also talks about the 3 C’s in his book Courageous Leadership.  As I look for people to be leaders in children’s ministry, I remember these 3 things and ask the following questions:

1.  Character – Are they a Christ Follower?  Do their words & actions reflect this?  What is their character like?  Are they humble?  Do they have a servant’s heart? Do they have a positive attitude?

2.  Competence – Are they capable of doing the job?  Do they have the skills & gifts needed for the role they are filling?  Are they self-motivated & have a high level of excellence?

3.  Chemistry – How will they fit on the team?  Will their personality work with the rest of the people on the team?

Bill lists these 3 things, and is careful to note that they are in a specific order.  Character is the most important thing.  Someone might be capable of doing a job, even excel at it, but if their character is not in the right place, he would not bring them onto his team.

What do you look for in a leader?

 

 

 

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One of my favourite Kids Ministry Speakers

Kid-Builders-26Dale Hudson recently spoke at the KidBuilders Conference in Brantford, Ontario.  His talks left people feeling motivated, inspired & challenged to make a difference in Kids Ministry.  I even enjoyed spending time with Dale & his wife as we toured Toronto a few days after the conference.  Dale is the real deal.  He has an amazing heart for Kids Ministry and he has one of the best Kids Ministry Blogs I have ever read.  Great info there.  Relevant Children’s Ministry