Monday, April 17, 2006


At CTK we are trying to create the right climate for a leader to grow. A leader is someone who:

- Influences other people.

- Possesses a knack for working with other people.

- Is a servant.

- Sees what needs to be done.

- Takes responsibility for results.

Everything rises and falls with leadership. Leader development is a “critical success factor” for CTK. We are surrounded by tens of thousands of lost people. We want to deploy thousands of small groups as lifeboats to rescue the lost. Where will we find the leaders for these groups, and the attendant Worship Center? Look for leaders to surface among.....

- those who are “growers”

- names that come to mind when you think of the leader profile above

- people who are susceptible to your leadership

- friends who could fill in for you

- entrepreneurs and managers in business

- folks who are frustrated followers

- ones who take charge in a crisis

As you are looking for leaders gravitate toward people you enjoy. Keep lists of prospects, and pray for them by name. When you get the chance, ask them, “Would you consider being a leader?” Treat prospects like they’re involved long before they are. Build community with potential leaders: think social events, not just meetings. Use absences strategically. When you need to be away, have your prospective leader fill your shoes.

Relax and have fun. Remember, God is more concerned about this than we are.

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:36-38)

Leadership development is more art than science. Even Jesus did not bat 1.000 - He identified 12; failed 1, and deployed 11. Keep at it. The number one way to multiply your ministry is by identifying, deploying, training and supporting leaders. Who’s on your list today?

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