Leaders Are Learners

We’ve all heard it said, and it’s true – Leaders are Learners.   If you’re not learning – you’re not leading.  So what are you learning that’s new?  What are you reading that challenges you?   Where are you going & who are you listening to that inspires you – causes you to take faith risks – expands your vision?

The past couple of days, Janet and I have been at North Point Community Church for Drive 10.   We’ve gone to Drive every year but one  (stayed here that year because of a crisis in one of our families at church).   I love going to Drive because every year I’ve gone I’ve been challenged to grow as a leader.  In fact, today – Andy Stanley taught something he’d never taught publicly that was pretty amazing; it had to do with understanding that some tensions within your church do not need to be resolved and how to determine the difference between these needed tensions, and problems that need to be solved.    I don’t know if or when the main sessions of Drive will be available – but they’d be worth buying and listening to as a team.   All three main sessions rocked.   If you want a breath of fresh air and to be challenged to grow as a leader, why don’t you consider DRIVE 2011 (for you and/or your team).

In addition to this – I finished two books this week  (on the plane ride).   I finished Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne which is the best team/leadership book I’ve read this year.  I also read  Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft, which is an incredible book on Leadership.  Both of these books challenged me enough to illicit the desire to change several things personally and in regards to our team/board at Grace Fellowship.   Maybe I’ll share a few of the insights that really caught my attention in future blogs, but for now – let me simply recommend these two excellent books.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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