A while back two group leaders approached our youth pastor with questions. The first asked, “Is it permissible to take our group to a musical that one of our students is in? If so, how should we handle transportation?” The second said, “Our group is talking about a trip to Guatemala to work at an orphanage. You good with that?”
Leaders come in all shapes and styles. Some are wild mavericks while others thrive on specifics. The diversity is remarkable, and I believe such differences strengthen our team. Mavericks can learn accountability from leaders who are systematic and thoughtful, while cautious leaders can learn vision and faith from risk-taking pioneers.
Honor the strengths of each style and help them see value in the gifts of others. Your students will be blessed as a result.