I can lead in our Hillsong Church and conferences now in a way I couldn’t have/wouldn’t have 15 years ago because that trust and rapport with our leadership and our congregation has been built over 15 years.
At every stage in this journey of serving I have led to the level at which I am trusted.
Doing this has, in turn, built trust. As the boundary of trust grows larger, I can then lead to that new, extended boundary – all the while respecting it, valuing it, keeping it safe.
You don’t build trust by pushing and stretching it, but by valuing and keeping it.
Don’t lead beyond your trust level. Lead to the level at which you’re trusted and do so BOLDLY. If you’re not sure, ask (your leadership). And then go for it!