Do you want to attract a leader to your team? Do you want to keep the leaders you have?
One thing I learned soon in church revitalization, which I already knew from other experiences, is many times entrepreneurial type leaders disappear when things aren’t working well. People who like big visions don’t hang around when the church is holding on to status quo. If the church wants to argue about paint colors real leaders will find another place to attend. They aren’t as interested in the maintenance mode of organizational life.
Consequently, churches in need of revitalization tend to have fewer small business owners, CEO-types, and civic or community leaders.
This is true in attracting new staff members also. The ones you often need to turn things around – innovative, creative, energetic, visionary, leaders – are hesitant to come to a plateaued or declining church.
One frequent question I receive from those trying to do church revitalization is how they can attract new leaders.
How to Attract a Leader
I have a simple solution. This is the number one principle, in my opinion, for attracting leaders.
To attract a leader – Give them a problem to solve.
Hand out visions more than you hand out tasks. Tell them where you want to go, but let them know you haven’t yet figured out how to get there.