Each month we'll sit down with Pastor Kevin, Coach K, for some team talk—conversations every team needs to have. We'll start the conversation and encourage you to finish it!
In this special episode we recorded during the Coronavirus, we'll hear from Pastors Kevin and Sheila Gerald a talk specifically for everyone leading during this time. We've never faced something quite like this and we want to help you lead strong as we navigate this season. It's so important for you to be confident in your leadership during this season of uncertainty. Uncertainty can be the hardest time to lead. People are unsure what to do and how to do it. We want to talk about 5 things that position you as a confident leader in your organization.
In this month’s Team Church Podcast, we're continuing with Part 3 of the Naked and Unafraid message for leaders. The focus for this episode is on criticism versus critique. We will begin by talking about how powerful criticism can be and the importance of not avoiding it. We'll break down the differences between the two, and show you how to overcome critics while welcoming critique. We'll even talk about David’s secret sauce to overcoming this battle. By the end of this talk you'll learn to recognize the difference between the two, and if you grab a hold of this, it will have a huge impact on your life and how you live it.
If you’ve ever been afraid to fail, nervous about rejection, worried about what others think, or anything that could cause you to fence yourself in, then this conversation is for you! We'll continue talking through Pastor Kevin’s new book and today we discuss abandoning smallness. In Corinthians, Paul talks about living a wide-open, spacious life—one where we’re not fenced in and can live freely.
In this month’s podcast, get an inside look at Pastor Kevin’s new book, Naked and Unafraid—5 Keys to Abandon Smallness, Overcome Criticism, and Be All That You Were Meant to Be. The book is based out of the story of King David dancing in the street while his wife was watching from the window criticizing him. We all have the choice to be a street dancer or a window watcher. Pastor Kevin talks about the release of his new book, gives examples of what it looks like when a team is leading from a place of internal smallness (9:06), what the bigger me sounds like (15:06), risking exposure (19:00), being vulnerable (23:36), and telling us what street dancing looks like on our teams (24:50).
Every person, every leader, will find themselves in a season of transition at some point. It’s important that we get this right when the time comes. In this episode, we'll discuss the keys to positive transitions.
We pick up right where we left off last month in our conversation about the Team Church Code. This month, the statements that we talk through are, “We abandon smallness” (3:24), “We are undeterred by offense” (12:55), “We starts with me” (18:26), and “We move church forward” (22:15). We hope this helps you continue building a framework for your own code.
What is your code? At the core of every person or every team, exists some sort of code. We gave language to ours and wrote it down. Today, is part one of our discussion about the Team Church Code and we hope that this code is something that can be reflected in the hearts of our team church tribe. The statements that we discuss today in part one are “We go together, not alone” (2:09), “We are undivided” (8:12), and “We let the best idea win” (16:50). Use our conversation with your own team to start a discussion about what your code is. Take ours and put it into practice with your own teams, or just use ours as a framework, but start putting language to who you are as a team.
You are incredible. No really, you are! This month’s episode is all about encouragement. Something seemingly so small, could very possibly be the thing that will take your team and your culture to the next level. We talk about creating a culture of encouragement in your organization (3:15) and give you five points about encouragement (13:44). Listen to this episode, talk with your teams, and tell somebody how incredible they are!
In this podcast, we pull from one of the points of our very first episode. That is, the speed with which you lead. We chat for a bit on the dumb dichotomy of “getting it right” vs “doing it fast” (1:32) and explain that this is not a one or the other situation. We should strive to get things right, while doing it fast. We follow that up by giving you three reasons why we lead fast (9:53), talk about urgency (19:02), and close things up by guiding you and your teams to ask each other, “What can I do, and what can we do, to increase speed?” (21:45).
Individual leadership won’t get you very far. In the first episode, Kevin Gerald talks about some of the keys to leading like a team.
Welcome to the Team Church Podcast with Kevin Gerald. We're excited to launch a new space for you and your team where we'll have the conversations every team needs to be having. In this episode, Pastor Kevin shares his heart for the Team Church tribe along with some vision for this new resource. Our heart is for this space to serve as a catalyst for health for you and your team. WHAT TO EXPECT: The Team Church Podcast officially launches July 2nd and will release a new episode the first Tuesday of every month. Each episode will feature a Team Talk, specifically formatted for individual use as well as use in team meetings. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to stay current on all new episodes.
The best days are ahead of us. We are limited on what we can do on our own, but together, as the church, there is no limit! Kevin Gerald, lead pastor of Champions Centre, opens Team Church Conference 2018 with this message titled, The Best Is Yet To Come.