Thursday, October 25, 2012
Care For Leadership
Let’s think about this for a minute. We can have the coolest church building in three counties, can have all the coolest graphics, websites, audio-visual toys, and all that… but if we are not investing in our people, we might as well flush that money down the toilet.
Excuse the phrase, but church is a people business. If we are not investing in leaders, making sure that they are well trained, well supported, and well cared for, there is no way that they will be able to care well for the people whom they serve.Business people build programs and systems - Christians build people. I don't think it can get any simpler than that. Christianity is not the church building business. Church building is by-product and tool.
When one build a gold mine the purpose is to get the gold, it is not just to have a mine, cool though they are.
It is; however, important to remember that is is not just about building "leaders." Yes the church needs to do that, but many the mature disciple will find something else to do besides lead in church. If we ficus only on building leaders, we are still missing the point. Christ did not come to change the church, he came to change the world - that means we HAVE to fan out.
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