The 6th thing
January 21, 2011
Since I blogged about The top 5 things planters wish they had known before planting a church" multiple people have asked me; "What was the 6th thing?" So here it is.
The sixth issue: Where to find, and how to develop leaders?
58% of those who responded to the survey found finding leaders to be a challenging and surprising problem. It's a great question and most planters struggle with this issue. When I planted in Springfield, MO. I expected everyone would want to jump on board. After all, my vision for a new church was stunning. How could anyone resist joining me on my adventure? (Oh Brother!) I was very naive and over confident in my abilities. I'm sure I'm not alone with my confession.
Finding a good leader is tricky. Developing them is essential. Check out Christianity Todays articles on developiing leaders.
How have you found and developed your leaders?