Welcome guest blogger Pastor Derwin L. Gray. Pastor Derwin is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). During that time, he and Vicki began their journey with Christ and experienced God’s faithfulness and direction as He moved their hearts to know Him and make Him known.
You want your staff to be loyal to the vision of the organization and to one another.
How does that happen?
I’m not really sure, but I am learning as I go.
I think the real question is how do we create cultures of loyalty?
I developed this acronym a few days ago; I’ll share it with the Transformation Church Leadership Team soon. It’s really helping me -
Yield to those who lead you
Trust your teammates
You matter to God
Loving Jesus in response to Him first loving us. This is our foundation for unconditional love, acceptance, identity, and security. Everything else flows from God’s loyalty extended to us.
Others-centeredness means to ask yourself, “How can I make my teammates great today?”
Yield to your leaders means you’re a team player that works in the context of the leadership’s vision and structure.
Accept responsibility means that you own what you do and say.
L earn always. Learn how to live from God’s unconditional love. Learn how to love others unconditionally.
Trust your teammates means that you have their backs and they have yours. Assume the best of them until proven otherwise.
You matter to God means that no matter how small you think your role on the team is, it matters to God and so do you.
As I develop this more, I’ll share it.
Marinate on that,