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learning

The essence of discipleship is learning. As followers of Christ called to lead his church, we should be committed to a lifetime of learning. Always remember, that when the leader gets better, everyone gets better.

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If you want to learn, you’ll have to remain teachable. Being teachable means being humble and admitting that you don’t know everything. A leader who is teachable is a leader who is not afraid to ask questions and not afraid to ask for help.   

2

If you want to learn, you’ll have to make learning a priority. If you’re not intentional about dedicating time in your week to learning, the business of life will always get in the way. So, listen to a podcast on your way home from work or block out 15 minutes a day to read. Treat your time of learning as if it were an appointment with an important person.    

3

If you want to learn, you’ll have to uses a multitude of resources. Below is a small list of 5 podcasts and 5 books recommended by Pastor Philip and Pastor Roger to help jump-start your learning.

Below are 3 Habits of a Lifelong Learner:

Recommended Books

  • "Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in charge" Henry Cloud.
     

  • "Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership and Staff on the Same Page" - Larry Osborne.
     

  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People." - Dale Carnegie
     

  • "Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development" - Eric Geiger
     

  • "Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time" - Greg Ogden

Recommended Podcasts

  • 5 Leadership Questions Podcast
     

  • Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
     

  • Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast
     

  • Church Leaders Podcast
     

  • The Unstuck Church Podcast