Why Church Leaders Need a Mentor

Episode #194
January 29, 2016
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Podcast Episode #194

We explain why mentoring is so important for your continued growth as a pastor or church leader. We also discuss some of our favorite questions and moments from my speaking engagements.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The question I get the most from pastors and church leaders is “how do I keep growing personally and professionally?”
  • The most effective church leaders are those who are being mentored.
  • The smaller you go in groups, the more you grow.
  • When you are being mentored, you are saying “I have not arrive, and I can still learn.”
  • Everyone needs to be a continuous learner in some form or another.
  • Learning by mentoring is a sign of humility.

The five reasons pastors and church leaders need a mentor are:

  1. A willingness to be mentored reflects an attitude of servant humility.
  2. Leaders grow by learning from others.
  3. Mentoring engenders some level of accountability.
  4. Some of the most strategic leadership ideas come from two or more people together.
  5. Mentoring offers great encouragement.

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