Friday, June 17, 2011
Set Them Free
- Leaders leave
- Followers stay
- Organizations stall
Sounds very right to me and we see it so often, on so many levels.
I am not always sure about all the talk of "leaders" in the church - the church should be about servants, even in its leaders. It is also borrowing a world vocabulary for something that should be decidedly unworldly, but let's take it at face value.
Not only do "leaders leave" in this situation, they do not develop. Among the many things the church is supposed to do it is supposed to develop people in all the roles they choose to take in church, and to some extent, out of it.
Something is not quite right when the church has to "attract" leaders - it should be making them.