Mark and Andy have a great conversation with Dr. Chris Crain. The discussion includes secrets of leadership and tips to take care of yourself as a leader.
Chris serves as the Executive Director of the Birmingham Metro Baptist Association.
During the inverview, Chris mentions 5 Questions to Keep Your Life on P.O.I.N.T.
P – Who can I partner with?
O- How am I owning the Great Commission?
I- How am I investing in my life?
N- Who am I nurturing?
T- Am I teachable?
Quotable: “Somebody has got to be the voice at the table among your leadership for those who aren’t there yet.”
Common issues pastors and church leaders face…
-Lack of urgency
-Urgency about the wrong things
-Most don’t understand the need to address the changing culture around them
-No new leaders
-Leaders themselves stop being heatlhy
Chris talks about 5 Commitments to Daily Self-care
- Read the Bible
- Talk to a friend about something that matters
- Engaging the creative arts
The Common Cycle of Churches from Richard Rohr
Man > Mission > Machine > Monument
3 R’s of Revitalization
– Respect an Aging Congregation
– Reach the Next Generation
– Respond to Your Community As It Changes
Chris talks about the North American Mission Board.
Quotable: “So, that was really a watershed moment for me. It’s when God really intervened, and He began to do a great work… And it all centered around an elderly man going to the bathroom.” “Never underestimate the power of a restroom break.”