A Leader Must Be a Delegator and Empowerer of Others

Church GrowthThe traditional small to medium stays that way because the either will not or does not know how to delegate and empower the members of the to use their spiritual gifts. For a to grow a beyond a small congregation, it is imperative he learn to delegate and empower the people. He must encourage members to get out of the boat, into the storms, and begin walking by faith and using their gifts in communications and ministering. It does no or the kingdom of God any good when its pastors refuse to share their function with the laity. The more centers of you find in a , the stronger it will become.

The more church members feel free to suggest new ways of accomplishing evangelism and mission and know they will be heard and evaluated, the stronger the mission activity of the church will become.

One of the in evangelism is how the laity will be empowered to be on mission in their vocational, institutional and public roles. The question is not whether a church member will teach a Sunday school class, lead a Boy Scout troop, or coach a Little League ball club. The real question is “how will they be empowered to live out the gospel in education, government, business, industry, or the media?” More and more church members go to work on Monday morning and never think about their influence for the gospel. They have never been empowered and encouraged to make ethical and moral decisions that will impact a community, a city, or even the world.

One of the a leader faces is how to move away from the idea of surrounding himself with loyal people who never question or threaten. Instead, he must surrounds himself with people who will challenge him and question him, not in a threatening way, but in a way that encourages growth.

The needs to make it possible for every church member to take responsibility for meeting whatever situation might arise. When this kind of empowerment occurs, then there is little resistance to change and innovation in the life of the church, because the members are deeply involved. Further, when they are in the marketplace, they will also take responsibility for living out and making decisions that will be positive for the kingdom of God.

Simon Peter refused to remain sunk in the water. He refocused on Jesus as he sank in the sea and cried out to be saved. Jesus rescued him even though He knew Peter would fail again, recover, and fail again. Eventually Peter became the “little rock” whom Jesus used to build His church. in growing churches must persevere no matter how many failures are fostered by fear. The future needs solid rocks, not sunken stones.

of tomorrow will be called of God, growing in relationship with Him, compassionate and passionate for others. They will be visionary, communicating who are entrepreneurial, contextual, planners, and lifelong learners who delegate and empower the laity for mission.

WHAT KIND OF A LEADER CAN GROW A CHURCH?

  1. A Leader Must Have a Profound Sense of God’s Call
  2. A Leader Must Grow in Their Relationship with God
  3. A Leader Must Be Compassionate
  4. A Leader Must Be Passionate
  5. A Leader Must Be Visionary
  6. A Leader Must Become Entrepreneurial
  7. A Leader Must Be Contextual
  8. A Leader Must Be a Planner
  9. A Leader Must Be a Lifelong Learner
  10. A Leader Must Be a Delegator and Empowerer of Others

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About Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team." He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years. The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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