Investing in Your Own Personal Growth

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growth redwoodsI am convinced that whatever we want to happen in the lives of the members of our groups must happen first in the lives of our leaders.

If you've been along for much of this conversation, you've already heard this. I suppose you might even be sick of hearing about it (hopefully not).

I'm also convinced that this principle extends upstream to indicate that whatever you want to happen in the lives of your leaders must happen first in the lives of your coaches and ultimately, what is happening in the life of the small group pastor makes possible the kinds of life-changing experiences happening at the member level.

See also, The Most Important Contribution of the Small Group Pastor and Skill Training: Equip Your Coaches to Develop and Disciple Your Leaders.

If it's true that what happens in the life of the small group pastor ultimately impacts and affects what happens at the member level of our makes sense that we would pay attention to our own personal growth. That's why I was very pleased to see 5 questions on our new staff evaluation tool at Canyon Ridge.

Grow Up

  • What is filling you up spiritually?
  • What's God up to in your life right now?
  • How have you connected with God in the last 30 days?
  • What personal development targets are you aiming at in the next 90 days?
  • What are you doing right now to grow in your work related skills?

What do you think?  Have a question? Want to argue?  You can click here to jump into the conversation.

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