.Over the years, one of the common complaints I have heard from 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: If you have been on the field for more than a year, do not complain that your mission church lacks leaders. When you complain, it’s an indictment on your lack of leadership. 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 people for works of service.”
Great leaders build great leaders, not gather more followers.