14 Feb Episode 040: Delegating and Focusing on Your Strengths With Tom Bump
In this episode, I interview Children’s Pastor, Tom Bump, about what he’s learned throughout thirty years of ministry. We have a great conversation about how to delegate, focus on your strengths, and approach conflict. He even shares about a specific conflict he had with his senior pastor and what that journey looked like.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
Halftime (book)- Bob P. Buford shares hist thoughts on how to leave a legacy and finishing strong
Stay or Go – Jim Wideman’s resource that walks through the important question: Should I stay (in my current role) or should I go (to a new role)?
How to Delegate: The Ultimate Guide to Delegation (blog post) – An outline of what to delegate, to whom to delegate, and how to delegate, with resources to help you delegate better
CM Connect – An organization that connects children’s ministries from all around the world
- Return to your calling
- Do what you do best and develop those skills
- Know who you are as a leader
Confirming Your Calling: Questions to Ask
- What am I doing?
- What is my gifting?
- Do I see God’s hand of blessing on my life?
- Are people growing and coming to Christ because of my life?
- Am I bringing other leaders along with me?
How to Delegate and Replace Yourself
- I do, you watch
- I do, you help
- You do, I help
- You do, I watch
- Have the conversation
- Delegate – Check out How to Delegate: The Ultimate Guide to Delegation
- Seek out a good counselor
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Next Episode: Allyson Evans
In the next episode, I interview Next Gen Pastor, Allyson Evans, of Life.Church. Allyson and I dive into the specifics of leadership development and what it looks like to apprentice, train, and invest in the next generation of leaders.