“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader
Leaders producing more leaders is not a unique thought to Mr. Nader. John Maxwell’s spin states, “If you want to grow, lead followers. If you want to multiply, lead leaders.”
The picture is basically the same. The emphasis is on reproducing leadership.
From my limited observation, I have seen and heard about struggles within the church concerning the lack of leadership. The church seems to be reaping the consequences of little or no planning over the past 40-50 years for future leaders.
I am not trying to cast blame or make blanket accusations. I am only expressing a limited observation. You are free to agree or disagree.
However, regardless of agreeing or disagreeing concerning this assessment, the truth remains the same. We must plan and prepare now for the leadership of the church for tomorrow.
We need to…
Encourage the young and old to prepare themselves for leadership.
Provide opportunities to learn how to lead.
Mentor leadership within the family.
Let us begin today preparing for tomorrow.