The number 1 reason churches experience a drought in the area of leadership development is they haven't laid out a plan or system that raises up leaders at every level of the church. Because there is no system in place, leadership development gets put on the back burner due to other pressing issues.
Here's what I tell the Pastors that I coach: leadership development is isn't difficult to do. The challenge is, it's also not difficult to neglect it as well.
Leadership development doesn't scream for your attention. Most people aren't going to walk up to you and say, "Hi, please develop me as a leader."
Here's the most challenging part of all of this: not developing leaders probably won't hurt you this week. It may not even bite you next week. But 3-6 months from now, you'll wish you invested in those in your church that have potential to lead. But if you didn't, your church's growth and development will suffer because a church can never grow larger than the foundation can handle.
Here's the bottom line: The leaders you invest in today make growth for your church possible tomorrow.
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