A specified state of growth or advancement, a new and refined idea, an event constituting a new stage in a changing situation, are three ways the word develop and/or development are defined.
All three ideas express thoughts directly related to leadership.
Leaders should focus on growth and advancement. They are looking to grow personally and help advance the cause for which they lead. At the same time, they are striving to help others reach their greatest potential.
Leaders look for new and refined ideas that promote opportunity, innovation, and creativity. The abilities that exist among followers is amazing, and leaders need to seek ways to involve everyone in using their gifts for the greater good of God’s kingdom.
Leaders also recognize the world around them and the changes ever present. The development of God’s kingdom is not about changing the message, but the methods need to allow for ideas that reach out to an ever changing world.
God made it possible for all three areas to exist within the church. The question we need to ask is: how is our leadership developing?