Today we hear from two sides of experience on the leadership development spectrum. Our first guest is Geoff Surratt, a ministry veteran with 35 years of experience in growing start-up churches and teams, who shares principles from Jesus’ leadership we can apply to our churches today. Then Brooklyn Lindsey, a youth ministry expert who in the last year launched a church alongside her husband Coy, joins us.

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Think Orange Podcast.

Topic Timeline:

Geoff Surratt talks about leadership development (3:25)

No matter what people say, not everyone is a leader (4:25)

Leadership development doesn’t happen in a classroom (4:42)

Jesus is our example for how to develop leaders (5:10)

Part 1 of interview with Brooklyn Lindsey (6:00)

The importance of knowing your why when you start from scratch (9:34)

Wisdom in leadership (14:15)

How you know it’s time to start something new (15:50)

Asking the question, “What would success be in your life and as a leader in this church?” (17:40)

Things Brooklyn would do again in youth ministry (20:57)

Geoff Surratt talks about how to build a leadership team (23:47)

Things Jesus did to develop leaders:

  • He observed potential leaders (23:53)
  • He handpicked leaders (27:09)
  • He invested in His leaders (31:02)

Part 2 of interview with Brooklyn Lindsey (34:08)

Tips for demonstrating leadership to others (34:12)

What vulnerability looks like practically (34:44)

The number one way you can serve those who lead in your church (36:00)

Dave’s final thoughts (43:02)