One of the privileges I have at Allison Park Church is to lead our internship program. With this program I have the awesome opportunity to work with some young, developing leaders from different institutions around the country. Brad Lomenick recently wrote an insightful article on leading young staff members, interns and next generation leaders. It’s definitely a new world and not only do we need to adapt how we reach new generations but also how we lead them. Here’s a brief excerpt from the article:
So what to do? Well, the first step is to understand the reality of the next generation of leaders. You have them on your staff, and if you don’t know it yet, they are probably considering planting their own church or going somewhere else where they can lead NOW. If you want to keep them, give them space to run, and allow them to create and innovate within the system you’ve created. Second, it might be time for some aggressive recruiting. Be as passionate about finding the right talent as you are about reaching your community.
You can read the entire article here.