Friday, October 21, 2005

directing is 90% casting

according to an article at fast company, "The secret of being a great Director is fielding a team of talented people who don't really need much coaching to deliver a solid performance." in the article they say that hollywood film industry veterans will sometimes tell you that "directing is 90% casting."

the article talks about how great directors are basically mentors and coaches, it's not about being "the boss." they also say "great directors- in busines and film- are content to let others take center stage." i like that because in this way the directer is simply a servant with the goal of seeing a great film come to be. the only place you typically see the director is at oscar time, if they are good.

it's a good article and i think it has great parrellels when it comes to church leaders choosing their staff. paul talked about this long before directors were around or before fast company was a company writing articles. he basically laid out requirements before people could be deacons and elders. most the the qualifications dealt with character. you find them in Titus 1 and I Timothy 3 he also said, "You have heard me teach many things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Teach these great truths to trustworthy people who are able to pass them on to others." (II Timothy 2:2)

the more i reflect on this wisdom, my experience and others i coach, the more i realize who valuable this truth is in ministry. helping to lead a church is 90% getting the right people on the bus. surely it is a bus that is welcoming to all, but when it comes to pastors, staff and leaders, the scripture says that there are things we should look for.


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