Over the years, one of the common complaints I have heard from Church Planters is the lack of leaders in their mission. Many will bemoan that after three or four years, God still hasn’t sent them any leaders to help. Listen very closely: One of your key functions as a leader is to produce leaders. Great leaders build great leaders, not gather more followers.
You are responsible to make leaders out of the men and women God has brought to you. Your primary leadership role as a missionary Church Planter (apostle or evangelist) is “to prepare God's people for works of service.” Identifying potential leaders is one of the critical factors from day one. Along with people gathering, evangelism, community networking, and financial issues, having “leadership eyes” is essential to long-term growth.
How do we identify potential leaders knowing that:
You must know thyself (remember the parable of the talents):
Once you’ve answered these questions, download your FREE eBook "Harvest Gospel Leaders" to learn how you can begin to find leaders in your sphere of influence.
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Dr. Tom Wood
I've been in the Church Planting business my entire career. I want you to know, you don't have to plant a church alone!