Right Now Conference Notes #RightNow2011 (Part 1)

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Right Now conference [www.RightNow.org] and I thought I would share the notes with you.
Here is day one, day two will follow later this week. 
Enjoy! 😀
Anthony
  • Best Practices of Leadership Development in Group Ministry[Mac Lake, Chris Fletcher, James Morgan, Jason Williams]
    • Small Group Coaches need a name change = “Coaches” needs to be changed to “Trainers”
      • Coaches are fired for performance
      • Coaches are always in the lives of those they coach. Trainers train and step back.
    • Trainers should lead groups with clear expectations
      • What are the meeting goals for the small group trainers?
      • How many meetings do we want to have for small group leaders?
    • *First 6-9 months is key for leader training!
    • “You only believe what you do” – If you believe but don’t do, you don’t truly believe. It is not about what you do in your head but how you live your life!
    • Trainers are the top 10% of culture changers. Look for the 10% culture changers to influence the culture of your leaders.
  • Developing a Personal Leadership System [Mac Lake] *Check Blog*
    • Book Simple Church
    • Leading people is always a challenge but we must recognize that we are entrusted with a great responsibility to lead the church of the future
    • How are you leading? Are your people quiting?
      • “People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers” – I love the vision of our ministry but I can’t get on board with him
    • Mac Lake’s Personal Leadership System
      • 4 Reasons to have a personal leadership system
        • The way you lead has direct impact to the way people engage in your mission
        • Inconsistent behaviors create insecurities among your followers (inconsistency takes away from leading)
        • Good Leaders understand that evaluating poor performance from your team starts by looking in the mirror (perform a mistakes audit every 2 months – problems start first with the system, then implementation, then members)
        • Having a leadership system gives me a way to address problems within the ministry
          • “Why employees don’t do what they are supposed to do” – Diagnose why people don’t do what you desire them to do
            • They don’t know why they should do it
            • They don’t know how to do it
            • They don’t know what they are supposed to do
            • They think your way will not work
            • They think their way is better
            • They think something else is more important
            • They think there is no positive consequence for them doing it
            • They think they are doing it
            • They are rewarded for not doing it (no consequences)
            • They are or think they will be Punished for doing it
            • They anticipate a negative
            • Their personal limits prevent them from performing
            • Their moral limits prevent them from performing
      • 5 Components to Lead Well
        • You Must Lead Yourself Well – If you are going to lead people, you must invest in yourself [John Maxwell Books]
          • It gives you credibility as a leader – Followers need to see you growing
          • It enriches your leadership instincts
          • Enables you to model what you expect
          • You Must Care for the Souls of those you lead– Watch for discouragement in your leaders [discouragement leads to moral failure in your leaders]
            • When you sincerely get to know their soul, they will follow wherever you go
            • How full is your emotional tank, your spiritual tank and your physical tank? – watch your guages
            • Keeps me in touch with what God is doing in their life and to your ministry – God uses us to help and mentor others [3 way relationships]
            • Keeps me aware of their God inspired passion
            • Keeps me in touch with their spiritual health
            • Watch for Spiritual Strengths [Now Discover Your Strengths]
              • Understanding your staff strengths allows you to position them for success
              • When someone has a strength, it is just something they do
              • Build job descriptions out of people’s strengths
              • People who operate in their strength zone keeps them engaged
              • Watch for the Personalities [DISC Test]
                • Helps me understand people’s reactions
                • Helps me know how to motivate them
                • Watch your Expectations [One Minute Manager – Blanchard]
                  • Set 1 Minute Goals Everyday – Review Often
                  • What do you see happening over the next 4 months?
                  • If you do not have shared expectations with the people you lead, you will have shared frustrations with the people you lead
                  • “My job is to make you successful, not to make me successful”
                  • discuss goals on a regular basis, help them reach their goals, celebrate when they succeed
                  • If they do not know what the expectations are, they will get frustrated
                • Make Sure to Celebrate
                  • Encourage leaders through the things they have done
                  • Mention their personalities to connect and share your love for them
                • Reprimands and Redirections
                  • What adjustments need to be made to get the job done?
                  • Lay the expectations out on the table
                  • This lets you know when they need a greater challenge
                  • Give a basis for feedback and evaluation
      • Meaningful Meeting Topics – Ask Questions to Redirect or Praise them
        • Personal Things
        • Priority Goals
        • Problems Encountered
        • Plan – Action Items for the Future
        • Prayer
        • (Praise them about something & Push them to be greater)
  • Making Disciples Through Missional Communities[Josh Walters – Sea Coast]
    • How do we as a church make disciples as the Lord commands in our community?
    • What is a Missional community? > small group taking the mission of God to their community
      • A group of thirty to fifty people who are united through Christian Community around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network
    • How is a Missional Community different from a small group? > size / feel / forum / function
      • We must give a high invitation and a hard challenge to create an empowered environment
    • Why would we switch models? > to be strategically better at discipleship
    • Building a Culture to make Disciples into our Church
      • We have to learn a new language
        • Common language creates shared vision  for the world you want to see
        • 3DM Model
        • kairos – appointed time in scripture that the Lord appears
        • invitation, challenge, relationship and responsibility
        • Persons of peace – trainers need to have relationship with small group leaders
      • We have to be disciplined in consistently crafting and casting vision
        • The churches vision is the means of staying on target
      • We have had to develop and drive a new vehicle
        • Pastors meet with huddles of small group trainers and small group trainers connect with small group leaders
        • Small group trainers form Missional communities to connect with others

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  • Best Practices of Leadership Development in Group Ministry[Mac Lake, Chris Fletcher, James Morgan, Jason Williams]
    • Small Group Coaches need a name change = “Coaches” needs to be changed to “Trainers”
      • Coaches are fired for performance
      • Coaches are always in the lives of those they coach. Trainers train and step back.
    • Trainers should lead groups with clear expectations
      • What are the meeting goals for the small group trainers?
      • How many meetings do we want to have for small group leaders?
    • *First 6-9 months is key for leader training!
    • “You only believe what you do” – If you believe but don’t do, you don’t truly believe. It is not about what you do in your head but how you live your life!
    • Trainers are the top 10% of culture changers. Look for the 10% culture changers to influence the culture of your leaders.
  • Developing a Personal Leadership System [Mac Lake] *Check Blog*
    • Book Simple Church
    • Leading people is always a challenge but we must recognize that we are entrusted with a great responsibility to lead the church of the future
    • How are you leading? Are your people quiting?
      • “People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers” – I love the vision of our ministry but I can’t get on board with him
    • Mac Lake’s Personal Leadership System
      • 4 Reasons to have a personal leadership system
        • The way you lead has direct impact to the way people engage in your mission
        • Inconsistent behaviors create insecurities among your followers (inconsistency takes away from leading)
        • Good Leaders understand that evaluating poor performance from your team starts by looking in the mirror (perform a mistakes audit every 2 months – problems start first with the system, then implementation, then members)
        • Having a leadership system gives me a way to address problems within the ministry
          • “Why employees don’t do what they are supposed to do” – Diagnose why people don’t do what you desire them to do
            • They don’t know why they should do it
            • They don’t know how to do it
            • They don’t know what they are supposed to do
            • They think your way will not work
            • They think their way is better
            • They think something else is more important
            • They think there is no positive consequence for them doing it
            • They think they are doing it
            • They are rewarded for not doing it (no consequences)
            • They are or think they will be Punished for doing it
            • They anticipate a negative
            • Their personal limits prevent them from performing
            • Their moral limits prevent them from performing
      • 5 Components to Lead Well
        • You Must Lead Yourself Well – If you are going to lead people, you must invest in yourself [John Maxwell Books]
          • It gives you credibility as a leader – Followers need to see you growing
          • It enriches your leadership instincts
          • Enables you to model what you expect
          • You Must Care for the Souls of those you lead– Watch for discouragement in your leaders [discouragement leads to moral failure in your leaders]
            • When you sincerely get to know their soul, they will follow wherever you go
            • How full is your emotional tank, your spiritual tank and your physical tank? – watch your guages
            • Keeps me in touch with what God is doing in their life and to your ministry – God uses us to help and mentor others [3 way relationships]
            • Keeps me aware of their God inspired passion
            • Keeps me in touch with their spiritual health
            • Watch for Spiritual Strengths [Now Discover Your Strengths]
              • Understanding your staff strengths allows you to position them for success
              • When someone has a strength, it is just something they do
              • Build job descriptions out of people’s strengths
              • People who operate in their strength zone keeps them engaged
              • Watch for the Personalities [DISC Test]
                • Helps me understand people’s reactions
                • Helps me know how to motivate them
                • Watch your Expectations [One Minute Manager – Blanchard]
                  • Set 1 Minute Goals Everyday – Review Often
                  • What do you see happening over the next 4 months?
                  • If you do not have shared expectations with the people you lead, you will have shared frustrations with the people you lead
                  • “My job is to make you successful, not to make me successful”
                  • discuss goals on a regular basis, help them reach their goals, celebrate when they succeed
                  • If they do not know what the expectations are, they will get frustrated
                • Make Sure to Celebrate
                  • Encourage leaders through the things they have done
                  • Mention their personalities to connect and share your love for them
                • Reprimands and Redirections
                  • What adjustments need to be made to get the job done?
                  • Lay the expectations out on the table
                  • This lets you know when they need a greater challenge
                  • Give a basis for feedback and evaluation
      • Meaningful Meeting Topics – Ask Questions to Redirect or Praise them
        • Personal Things
        • Priority Goals
        • Problems Encountered
        • Plan – Action Items for the Future
        • Prayer
        • (Praise them about something & Push them to be greater)
  • Making Disciples Through Missional Communities[Josh Walters – Sea Coast]
    • How do we as a church make disciples as the Lord commands in our community?
    • What is a Missional community? > small group taking the mission of God to their community
      • A group of thirty to fifty people who are united through Christian Community around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network
    • How is a Missional Community different from a small group? > size / feel / forum / function
      • We must give a high invitation and a hard challenge to create an empowered environment
    • Why would we switch models? > to be strategically better at discipleship
    • Building a Culture to make Disciples into our Church
      • We have to learn a new language
        • Common language creates shared vision  for the world you want to see
        • 3DM Model
        • kairos – appointed time in scripture that the Lord appears
        • invitation, challenge, relationship and responsibility
        • Persons of peace – trainers need to have relationship with small group leaders
      • We have to be disciplined in consistently crafting and casting vision
        • The churches vision is the means of staying on target
      • We have had to develop and drive a new vehicle
        • Pastors meet with huddles of small group trainers and small group trainers connect with small group leaders
        • Small group trainers form Missional communities to connect with other

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