Buy Into Our Vision

Buy into” according to dictionary.com means “to be in unison, assent with another” (http://thesaurus.com/browse/buy+into).   In our 19 Days of Prayer e-memos we have been looking at the strands of the TC DNA and what these mean. The ELP is intentionally drilling down to the type of leader (sons/daughters) we want to raise up.  Yes, they should be servant leaders, they must have the Teen Challenge DNA (Earnest Prayer, Dependence on the Holy Spirit, Discipleship and the Jesus Factor, Exemplary Leadership, Personal Responsibility and Faith) and also, buy into our vision and strategy, the EFIVE.

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The challenge of every leader, new pastor and new business owner is to build a team of staff who buy into the vision you have for the future of your organization” (Dr. J Nance – From Dream to Reality).  Dr. J describes how he got the first staff to buy into his vision for TC FL:

The needs of the staff were overwhelming, and I knew we could not take the ministry beyond the development of the staff.  The biggest challenge was earning their trust and getting them to believe in me and in the goals I had for Teen Challenge. Through those intentional staff days we trained, taught them the vision and I was able to win their respect through spending time with them and caring for their positions within Teen Challenge.  These people could be transformed into a winning, faith-filled team with vision.

He created buy-in through his exemplary leadership, teaching and coaching. How will we get our Emerging Leaders to buy into our vision? Dr. J’s response “we build leaders through relationship building.”

“People don’t first follow worthy causes; they follow worthy leaderswho promote causes they can believe in”

 – John Maxwell

Blessings, Andree

Emerging Leaders Program Coach

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