Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Bill Search

Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?


Bill Search is the Senior Pastor of Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills, California and author of Simple Small Groups. In this first video, he answers, "Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?"


How does the simple statement, "people are crazy, aren't they?" help battle against frustration when your faced with an obstacle in your ministry? What "crazy" have you experienced?
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Why is maintaining a positive attitude, or smile, crucial to effectively solving the problems you face in ministry?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop other leaders?


In this next clip, Bill Search answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop other leaders?"


How have you identified leaders in the past? What qualities and key characteristics do you look for?
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Bill explained that he has a set leadership curriculum that he walks potential leaders through, consisting of both spiritual development and practical leadership development. What books, sermons, etc. have profoundly shaped your spiritual leadership?How can you incorporate those resources into how you develop other leaders in your ministry?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


In this next clip, Bill answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?"


Bill identified his own need for self-evaluation. How often do you consider your own areas of weakness in leadership? What avenues do you have to discuss these with trusted friends and advisors?
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Has there been a recent book, article, or other resource that you've found particularly helpful or challenging? How might you be able to pursue the author to learn from them further?
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Bill spoke about seeking out spiritual fathers and mothers—those who are a bit ahead of him in ministry that he can learn from. Who is around you that you can learn from? Another minister in town? Someone in your denomination or ministry network? What practical steps can you take to pursue that relationship?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


In this bonus clip, Bill Search answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?"


Bill acknowledged the temptation of many ministers to read Scripture only as it applies to what they are teaching/preaching. Have you experienced this? Why do you think it is important to have a rhythm of Scripture reading outside of what you are teaching?
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Bill stated that he has read through the Bible every year for the past decade. What plan/schedule do you have for Scripture reading? How do you keep Scripture reading a priority in the face of the demands of ministry?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but there are sound leadership principles that can help you become all the leader God has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others in His service.