4. Allow for mistakes when investing in the next generation of Christian leaders. Young Christian leaders make plenty of mistakes. I certainly did (and still do). It takes people like Tim who stay with them through the good and bad to one day proudly watch God do great things through their lives.
5. Teach the next generation of Christian leaders about structure and orderliness. Between songs, the musicians would all tune their instruments. Tim said, “God likes things in tune.” That statement is true with our lives as well.
6. Investing in the next generation of Christian leaders takes a team. It takes a churchwide commitment to serving the next generation. Tim is also helped by a number of talented people, including Dennis and Verna Law.
7. Investing in the next generation of Christian leaders requires you to help make their dreams come true. I have been moved over the last year watching Tim create multiple opportunities for The Minions to meet other artists and perform.
8. Investing in the next generation of Christian leaders requires financial investment. It was announced that this Wednesday evening, one of the young ladies will be doing a benefit concert to help pay for her college. The entire team of Minions and others are donating their time and efforts to help her put on this fundraiser. They are attached to her heart.
9. Investing in the next generation of Christian leaders requires hard work. Tim and The Minions have put in countless hours to be able to minister with the excellence they do.
10. Investing in the next generation of Christian leaders requires you one day giving up your spot. Tim said, “Our staff is always trying to replace themselves.” For all of us in Christian leadership, there will come a day when we must step aside and allow the next generation to take the baton. Have you prepared for that day?
What other lessons have you learned on investing in the next generation of Christian leaders?