I have been to the Leadership Summit several times at Willow Creek Church in Chicago, IL. It’s a great time to focus on leadership & renew my passion for leading people. Several years ago I heard Bill Hybels speak about the 3 C’s when it comes to building your dream team. Bill also talks about the 3 C’s in his book Courageous Leadership. As I look for people to be leaders in children’s ministry, I remember these 3 things and ask the following questions:
1. Character – Are they a Christ Follower? Do their words & actions reflect this? What is their character like? Are they humble? Do they have a servant’s heart? Do they have a positive attitude?
2. Competence – Are they capable of doing the job? Do they have the skills & gifts needed for the role they are filling? Are they self-motivated & have a high level of excellence?
3. Chemistry – How will they fit on the team? Will their personality work with the rest of the people on the team?
Bill lists these 3 things, and is careful to note that they are in a specific order. Character is the most important thing. Someone might be capable of doing a job, even excel at it, but if their character is not in the right place, he would not bring them onto his team.
What do you look for in a leader?