Educate Effectively

How to Develop Faithful Followers

Leaders with faithful followers have learned to educate effectively. To educate effectively, you address your followers’ specific needs. To know your followers’ needs, you spend time with your followers.  

The leaders I follow educate me effectively by helping me:  

  1. Belong to a community
  2. Find practical solutions
  3. Have opportunities to fulfill a meaningful responsibility

The Greatest Leader said, “Come to me . . . and learn from me. . . . And you will find rest” (Matthew 11:28-30 CEB). Leaders who educate effectively make the challenges of their followers easier. 

Please add your answer to this question in the Comments section below: How does your favorite leader meet one of those needs for you? 

Laura Savage-Rains--coach, speaker, writer--is the founder and author of who is using her 30+ years of ministry and leadership experience to teach women how to lead with passion. She is a native Texan who has also lived in foreign places such as Alabama and Romania. She makes her home in Lakeway, Texas, with her husband, Mark. She loves to write, speak, and teach the Bible. She is also a women's ministry team member, choir member, stepmom, and Grammy to 3 little girls. She loves dark chocolate with caramel, "The Sound of Music" movie, and Barbra Streisand's music.

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2 thoughts on “Educate Effectively

  1. Laura,
    I’ve just started attending the caregiver support group at the Lakeway Church, and your message reminds me that the leaders of that group immediately made me feel welcome and a part of the community. They facilitate discussion that helps each of us share the solutions & ideas we’ve found for our common issues. That, in turn, makes me want to share new things that I learn, giving me a meaningful responsibility to the group. I’m so glad I found this support group!
    Great message!