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7 Questions with Mychael Telus
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7 Questions with Mychael Telus
Name: Mychael Telus
Current title: Junior Youth Leader
Current organisation: Presbyterian Church of God, Trinity Congregation, Kwashieman-Accra
Mychael is a wisdom seeker. He is a youthspirator (passionate about inspiring the youth). He is eager about becoming his best self through constant learning and daily evolution.
Ultimately, he is a husband and father.
1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?
Helping other leaders to appreciate the need for a better organisational culture and leadership styles
2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I have been in the church since childhood and loved the atmosphere.
I had leaders who were inspirational but I never wanted to be a leader myself. I wanted to focus on professional work after my first degree in communication design in 2007.
I had colleagues who had become youth leaders trying to press upon me to join them, I never did. Why? I felt it was my calling to pray for the church and others that preach or lead during church services. I did that for a year and others.
However, I later decided to join the youth leaders where I called myself a "Teaching Assistant" thus not really taking on some responsibilities.
I have been in the Youth Ministry over a decade and counting all powered by the grace of God
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I am not a full time Youth Leader, by that I mean, I have not been paid by the church. I usually go about my family and professional duties as a creative and print production professional.
Regarding the Youth Ministry, it's close to my heart so I an constanting researching, observing, listening and associating issues. Always trying to see how I can be of help to any youth I come across.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, most of my encounters with my members are influential in that they recommend other friends to reach out to me.
All I can say is that the Holy Spirit, Leeds and I follow.
4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
Purpose Driven Life Maximizing your potential
The Shepherd's Staff.
1) The concept of vision and mission.
2) We are capable of becoming more because it's in our nature.
3) Resource for the leaders and the youth alike
5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
We are constantly influencing be it in words or in actions. Whatever you do as a leader creates a path for others.
Just as the Apostle Paul said to Timothy to be an example to the members in deeds and in words.
The most recent lesson has been that God is still speaking how well I am listening and hearing.
6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?
Trying to understand the vision and mission of other leaders to join the Youth Ministry and to know how well to adapt and adopt for the greater good.
Allowing people to take responsibilities for their actions and inactions.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?
Seeing my members are friends and the open communication that transpires among and between us. "Bro Telus you have always been there for me and I am grateful for your counsel and support." "Some parents asking you to be responsible for their children in church and saying your life and personal stories about constant learning inspires my children, do keep it up"