How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

August 23, 2017 by

Leadership can be a challenging issue for church communicators. We talked last month about how you are a leader, and we explored the sometimes difficult metamorphosis process of becoming a leader.

How to Lead When You're Not In Charge by Clay Scroggins Wouldn’t it be great if there were a book that explored this topic in more detail? Well, there is.

How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority by Clay Scroggins dives into this very topic. Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga.

Wait, what? A lead pastor telling me how to lead without authority? Doesn’t he have plenty of authority? Sure. But Clay didn’t start out in leadership. He actually started as the facilities intern. And he worked his way up from there. Clay knows all about working in the bowels of church bureaucracy and having zero authority. And now as a lead pastor he understands it from the pastoral perspective as well.

Short version: Clay Scroggins understands the need and the practical realities of leading when you’re not in charge.

So he wrote a book about it. And he’s here to talk with us about it today.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


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