One important role as a Christ-following influencer is to ensure the generation behind us is prepared and developed to follow Christ and help others do the same. In other words, we are to be thinking of “baton passing”! In the business world, it’s called “succession planning.”

When I think back on my life, I think of a particularly defining moment as a Christ-following influencer (a leader in my sphere of influence) that happened when I was in college at TCU.

You may have read my last post and said, “Wow, Doug, how in the world can you actually lead and make hard decisions, if you are reflecting Jesus!? In my world…”

I get it, but hear me out.

As followers of Christ, each of us has the opportunity to influence those around us, to be leaders in the spheres of influence God has given us in our homes and communities. Culture-making is a primary job of all leaders and, I think, Christ-followers. Culture speaks not only to what is done, but how things are done.