Pastor Daniel talks with his friend and fellow pastor, Pilgrim Benham, Shoreline Church, Bradenton, FL, about leadership development pipeline. What is it? Using lots of sports analogies, these pastors discuss the process of leadership development by having a long-term plan of how to disciple leaders through every stage, no matter the starting point. Why is a process of leadership development so important for the church? What if we don’t have one? The point is, people need guidance, they need vision. They need encouragement and a plan. As a shepherd/leader, we are called to know the condition of our flocks. And then to equip them for the work of the ministry so they can equip others. For an in-depth look at this topic, check out Pilgrim’s new book, Five Ships.
“We need to have a plan now, of who we’re going to be raising up and what does that game plan look like?” - Pilgrim Benham
“People need to know: I’m going to come alongside you and guide you.” - Pilgrim Benham
“It’s not on us to find spiritual fathers. It’s on us to begat spiritual children.” - Pilgrim Benham
“That’s where we start, is the people right around us. Who can we invest in and start spending some time with?” - Pilgrim Benham
“The most important thing is that you’re able to identify where someone is at and what resources they need to take them to the next level.” - Pilgrim Benham
“It’s about next steps in the process. The pipeline is flow of that next step in the process to get them somewhere else.” - Daniel Williams