FAQ: How do you structure your leadership?
Leadership structure is one of those topics that we visionary types don't like to have to design or manage. But leadership structure is like a skeleton. The skeleton must grow with your groups and your leaders in order to properly provide strength and support.
While our small group model tends towards Free Market, our leadership structure looks a bit more like the traditional cell model or even G-12.
I have a team of 8 people who serve directly with me who are called "Zone Leaders." A zone leader is responsible for assisting me in creating and casting vision for the spiritual growth environments at
Each zone leader is focused on raising up 3-5 team leaders who will provide pastoral care and support to a team of small groups leaders.
The Team Leader is responsible for providing pastoral care and support for small group leaders. They are the direct line of communication between the small group leader and the zone leader and staff. The Team Leader reports to a Zone Leader.
Each team leader is focused on finding and training other potential team leaders who can also give pastoral care and support to small group leaders.
Every small group leader is assigned to a team leader and a zone leader. We try to make most team and zone assignments based on relationships (as opposed to demographics, geographics, etc). But we are beginning to organize more strategic teams (i.e., for the arts) and zones (i.e., married couples) that are based on demographics.