Lessons from @c3global Roundtable with @EdYoung & @lisayoungfc
Last week I had the privilege of visiting Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX. What a massive facility and vision! But all that rises from the massive faith of Pastors Ed & Lisa Young. They are so inspiring! Just getting a tour of their incredible facility, meeting many team members, and hearing their vision it is no secret why they have excelled – God is truly anointed them! Wow.
Ed & Lisa hosted a leadership roundtable that Mary and I attended. It was incredible. Here’s my learnings:
- There is a difference between criticism & critique. Critique is about how to improve. Criticism are simply pot shots.
- Create a climate of critique from the right people. Not everyone should have a voice in your life or ministry.
- As a staff member, if you see something, say and do something.
- Critique is the catalyst of change.
- Change > Conflict > Growth
- People will always leave because of change.
- Don’t feel guilty with last minute changes.’
- Practice 360 degree critique – before, during, and after events, services, etc.
- 2 Massive Creative Cramps – (1)Fear of Man and (2) Fear of Work.
- In order to be a leader you have to live in some sort of denial.
- People get funny when you talk about money.
- Reactions to critique:
- Blow Up (anger)
- Throw Up (emotional)
- Shut Up (pout)
- Step Up (improve)
- Drama will always find its way to the stage. If there is drama behind the scenes it will be visible.
- Healthy critique emerges from the right people and right questions.
- Delegation without investigation is an abomination.
- What should I:
- Critique will bring growth.
- People will leave your church. People will show up for a season and leave for no good reason.
- Don’t be too sensitive.
- Whether or not your kids will love/hate the church depends on you.
- 5% of negative people seem like 75% of the world.
- Play the long game. Do not think short-term.
- Your church will take their side over your side every time.
- Train staff to work without all the information. If your people don’t trust you then you don’t want them around anyway.
- Staff: They don’t need to know everything but they must trust everything.
- A little bit of chaos is good. Sometimes you have to create chaos by asking “what if we did this” or “what if you cancelled that.”
Wow. A whole ton of information downloaded in 2 1/2 hours. Learned a ton. Grew a lot more.