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Episode Info: Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development. Click to Listen   Interview with Pastor Greg Surratt, Seacoast Church Understanding the artist mentality. An artist/worship leader is not the same as the business manager. Whatever you need; the answer is in the house! Culture of Seacoast: We can’t afford to pay people to do the work of the ministry; we can only afford to pay people who will equip others to do the work of the ministry…that includes the worship pastor. We must understand it’s about releasing other people into their gifts. Recruiting/training/multiplying The size of the room dictates the talent level that’s necessary. As you’re recruiting people, you start them out in a smaller room. Some rooms only need a singer and a guitar. 5 Strategies for Equipping Leaders 1. Encourage: Let them know you believe in them They may not be able to see the gift in them 2. Instruct Let them in on how and why you do what you do Have times of planned and informal instruction 3. Empower Find a safe envirionment for them to experiment Give them room to succeed and fail 4. Evaluate Give them feedback on how they did Look for progress, not perfection! 5. Encourage Yep...I know....it's #1 and #5! Whether they succeeded or struggled, let them know that you still believe in them! Greg Surratt Connect with Pastor Greg: Website:  www.gregsurratt.org Twitter: @gregsurratt Facebook: facebook.com/PastorGregSurratt Subscription Link If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe: Your Feedback   If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, e-mail me. Also, if you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out! Thanks.  Read more »

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