Serve Your Way to the Top – 7 Lessons I Learned While Serving My Way onto a Church Staff
Lesson 1 – Develop a Plan for Personal Growth
Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.
-I Tim. 4:15
“The motivation behind personal growth: The conviction that you value yourself and that there is value in your dream.”
One of the best decisions I ever made was the decision to do something each day to intentionally grow in three areas:
1.) Grow in my Relationship with God– Nothing is more important than this. Without God, you can not do anything worth doing. Everyday I spend time with God, I get in the Word, and I listen to sermons.
2.) Grow in Leadership – If Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less, then we are all leaders in some aspect. I believe everyone should continually be doing something to grow in their leadership. There are tons of book and cd’s you can get your hands on. Perhaps the greatest thing you can do to grow as a leader is what Bill Hybels said, “Always be leading something.” – Nothing helps you grow like actually doing it!
3.) Grow in the Area of my Gifting and Passion – Want to know what you’re supposed to do in life? What are you passionate about and what are you good at? When you find those two – I promise it’s linked to your call. Once you find these two – give yourself to them. Do everything you can to grow in those areas.
Everyday I read, everyday I file, everyday I write, and I try somehow, to get mentored everyday.
If you don’t grow – you’ll go.
Do you have a plan for personal growth? What are you doing intentionally to grow?