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Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders. He's also the author of more than 20 books, like the best-selling Habitudes series and Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future. I recently had the opportunity to talk with him about his company, leading millennials, his books, influences, and the biblical story that most resonates with him.
If you prefer listening to this interview, stream the podcast Growing Leaders, Leading Millennials, and Painting the Road, which features a lightning round Q&A not included below.
I read a survey the other day that made me literally sit up straight as I took notice.
The number of people in Canada, my country, who profess “no religion” is now at 24%, up from 16.5% a decade earlier.
That’s a massive shift in a mere 10 years.
As I reflect on it all, I’m left with this growing realization.
One of the most important things a senior pastor does is hire a staff member. Once a person is on the team, it's difficult and painful to let them go, especially since the senior pastor was the one who made the hire. When a senior pastor makes a bad hire it reflects that pastor’s reputation. On the other side of the issue, when a senior pastor finds and hires the right person, that area of ministry flourishes and the senior pastor gains the respect of the church.
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