Saturday, April 30, 2016
Stop The Excess Theology and Theory
I get tired of hearing so many people talk about theology and Theory but do so little to Equip folks to live that theology out in real life. (Yes, Rick, another rant on discipleship.)
Enjoy watching Shark Tank and other TV shows like it because I learn so much about dealing with reality. The billionaires on that program can cut a person down fast if he or she shows up with dreams, passion and theories but no proof of concept.
I wish Pastors, Counselors, and Educators, had to appear before a Shark Tank kind of panel before taking the reins of a school, organization or church. How many could survive more than five minutes before Mr. Wonderful said, "That is the stupidest idea I have ever heard! You do not have a call you just have a hobby!!!"
Research indicates that it takes between 10 and 15 years of training and practice in a leadership position before we are prepared to be a senior leader. Seminary or other graduate schools prepare leaders with five or ten theories of leading and no experience.
What could possibly go wrong?
Gary Sweeten, read my books and watch my videos of practical ways to prepare folks to lead.