040 – Greg Surratt and 5 Strategies for Equipping Leaders

Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.

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Pastor Greg Surratt

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Interview with Pastor Greg Surratt, Seacoast Church

Understanding the artist mentality.
An artist/worship leader is not the same as the business manager.

Whatever you need; the answer is in the house!

Culture of Seacoast:
We can’t afford to pay people to do the work of the ministry; we can only afford to pay people who will equip others to do the work of the ministry…that includes the worship pastor.

We must understand it’s about releasing other people into their gifts. Recruiting/training/multiplying

The size of the room dictates the talent level that’s necessary.

As you’re recruiting people, you start them out in a smaller room. Some rooms only need a singer and a guitar.

5 Strategies for Equipping Leaders

1. Encourage:

  • Let them know you believe in them
  • They may not be able to see the gift in them

2. Instruct

  • Let them in on how and why you do what you do
  • Have times of planned and informal instruction

3. Empower

  • Find a safe envirionment for them to experiment
  • Give them room to succeed and fail

4. Evaluate

  • Give them feedback on how they did
  • Look for progress, not perfection!

5. Encourage

  • Yep…I know….it’s #1 and #5!
  • Whether they succeeded or struggled, let them know that you still believe in them!

Greg Surratt

Connect with Pastor Greg:

Website:  www.gregsurratt.org

Twitter: @gregsurratt
Facebook: facebook.com/PastorGregSurratt

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039 – Adam Ranney | Worship Leading, Songwriting & Relationships

Adam began music ministry in his home church at age 16, as part of the worship team. At the age of 19 Adam felt a tug in his heart for full-time music ministry, and with that stepped out on faith with the pursuit of God in mind.  Adam has said, “If I can help raise the bar of worship in a church, by encouraging/mentoring their team, I know it will produce fruit in the congregation which will lead to the community.  Where there are God encounters, there are life changing moments”.

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A Few Notable Songs Adam has been a part of writing

  • Light The Way (feat. Israel Houghton) – James Fortune’s CD “Live Through it”
  • A Thousand Miles (feat. Adam Ranney) – Free Chapel’s “Power of the Cross” CD

 

1. Questions We Ask Ourselves:

  • a. Am I being effective?
  • b. Am I passionate about this (ministry)?

Find what feeds you and then quit starving yourself!

2. Songwriting

  • a. Don’t try and force creativity
  • b. Keep a memo recorder with you always
  • c. Take the time you have available
  • d. Collaborate
  • e. Our Pastors are some of our greatest sources of inspiration.

3. Pastor Relationships

  • a. Do you know his heart (what “floats his boat”)?
  • b. He will reveal his heart in his messages
  • c. Ask the question, “Explain to me what the perfect worship service is to you”.

Adam Ranney

Connect with Adam:

Website:  www.adamranney.org

Twitter: @adamranney
Facebook: facebook.com/adamranney

 

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038 – Focus on the Family – James Mhoon

What is Family? Each one of us has a desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled. When the family is weakened, society suffers. But strong families make the world a better place.

James Mhoon is the Vice President of Content Development for Focus On The Family.  He shares about the Family Project and their upcoming film, “Irreplaceable”.

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“The biggest change in education in the last generation has nothing to do with school, but everything to do with what has happened to the family. 40 percent of childbirths happen outside of marriage.”

 

James Mhoon | Focus On The Family

The Attitudes and Beliefs of Family
Malachi 4:6
“And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

We can know God’s plan for the family.

The city of Detroit is crumbling because the family has failed.

The culture is coming at us every day telling us we have it wrong.

Know the design and live within it. We are called to live out God’s design in front of the people in our ministry.

Katy Perry and Why Pastors’ kids fall away

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Perry represents a host of PKs who have struggled with their faith. Recent stats from Barna Group research says that:

  • 40 percent have gone through a period where they significantly questioned their faith
  • 33 percent are no longer active in church
  • 7 percent no longer consider themselves a Christian

Connect with James:

Website:  www.focusonthefamily.com

About James

Irreplaceable, A Theatrical One-night event  |  May 6

 

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