(No notes for Sessions 3-4) Craig Groeschel – Thoughts on bridging the gap between the generations
- Don’t resent, fear, or judge the next generation.
- If you are not dead, you are not done.
- Handing over ministry to the next generation
- Don’t just delegate tasks. That creates followers. Delegate authority b/c then you create leaders.
- Give freedom to succeed and fail.
- Embrace the season you are in. Be authentic. Authenticity trumps cool.
To the younger generation:
- You need those who have gone before you. Leading up is about showing honor. Public loyalty = private leverage. Respect is earned. Honor is given.
- Because we are by nature entitled, we overestimate what we can do in the short run, and we will always underestimate what faithfulness can accomplish in the long-run.
For the generations to get together, it must be intentional. It doesn’t happen by accident. Organizations naturally age, so we must be intentional about learning from each other.
- Create ongoing feedback loops from those who are older and younger. On speaking, teaching, etc.
- Create specific mentoring moments – ask questions, learn. You have to plan for them. Requires humility!
- learn how mentors think, not just what they do!
- Where are my weak spots? Strengths?
- Create opportunities for significant leadership development