When it comes to developing the leadership capacity of younger leaders, much of it is simply a matter of spending time with them. No agenda. No curriculum. Just time.
Over time, relationships develop. Over time, thoughts and feelings are share. By spending time with a younger leader, you’re allowing them to hear your dreams and to voice their own.
Did you know that over 50 percent of Jesus’ teachings were instigated by someone else?* It was a person asking a question or a father asking Jesus to heal his daughter. In other words, Jesus let other people set the agenda more often than not.
When you spend time with a younger leader, you’ll find yourself sharing some of your best teaching nuggets in response to a life situation they are facing.
* This is from “Inductive Preaching” by Lewis and Lewis.