Do you have standards for your leaders?
You know, those people who mean so much to your ministry efforts — the ones who serve as extensions of you and the ministry you oversee. Those people who multiply your reach and effectiveness exponentially. Those individuals that magnify the effectiveness of your ministry because of the unique gifts, passions, and talents the bring to the table.
You know, those folks…
Do you have standards that might qualify (or disqualify) them for leadership within your ministry?
If so, what are they?
How did you come to that set of standards?
And how effectively have you communicated those standards to your leaders?
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve done this better some years, more than others.
And I’ve had students who have pushed back, for one reason or another, at different points along the way.
Our student leaders are also students — and with all of the new-found freedoms, their will desires (and temptations) to try new things.
And that’s one thing…
But increasingly, the students who come to our campuses, and find their way into our ministries, and eventually become leaders within our ministries, have long been exposed to — and in some cases, become entangled with — a number of harmful influences.
Some of these activities are straight up illegal, while others might be…