Here are 5 main points from Adam Hamilton’s opening session at Leadership Institute 2009.
- Lead by example
- Clarify the Mission, Vision, and Purpose
- Identify problems to be solved and opportunities to be seized
- Lead necessary change
- Motivate and inspire
Like every other time I’ve listened to Adam, he was very compelling. This morning he will focus on quality worship and preaching. I can’t wait!
On point 4, Adam stressed that they have learned to follow this statement: “Change, innovate, improve, or die.” He also acknowledged realizing that when he is the intigator, change is relatively easy, but when change is someone else’s idea, not so much.
I chuckled as he said this, as I too have realized that I like change-when it is my change.
For illustration, we were shown a Polaroid camera. They wre revolutionary for half a century and now are dinosaurs. (Is your church more like a Polaroid camera or a iPhone?)
Of course, we all know that the most difficult change for us to handle is not even change that is someone else’s idea. Change that is God’s idea and comes at us from somewhere beyond any person’s volition – there is our real challenge!