by Steve Cordle
A couple of years ago I had the chance to sit down with Jimmy Siebert, pastor of Antioch Church in Waco, Texas. I had been so impressed with the quality of the leaders at Antioch, I asked him how he went about developing leaders. His answer revolved around three questions he asked people (leader or not) when interacting with them:
1) How is your devotional life?
We all know this is essential not only for leadership, but life! But when was the last time someone looked you in the eye and asked you how your time with Jesus was going? When was the last time you asked the question of a leader you work with?
Thus is not a yes/no questions, but whatâ€™s happening. â€œShare with me something the Lord said recentlyâ€¦â€ When the person has been meeting with Jesus regularly, their answer will encourage and bless you! When they havenâ€™t, you have a chance to encourage them in this direction.
2) Who are you discipling?
This question sets the expectation that everyone should be discipling someone else. It may be that the person has never thought about doing so. Then you have the chance to encourage them to pray for God to show them who they can come along side of, and how to go about setting up that relationship.
3) Who are you seeking to lead to Christ and how is it going?
Repeatedly asking this question keeps the evangelistic temperature of the church growing. Itâ€™s also a great way to be blessed when you hear them share their efforts!
Thanks for the three questions, Jimmy!