The church is no different. We often just assign people to tasks and assume that from somewhere deep within them, they have the ability to succeed. What we end of doing is setting them up for failure and losing a potential leader for another ministry somewhere down the road.
For 28 years of ministry, that was the way I was taught. Get somebody to say yes and then drop them in the middle of the fray and let them sink or swim. It’s only been the last two years that I have taken seriously
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
I am seeking to equip leaders so that the body may, in turn be built up. As I come alongside you to minister with you, please understand that I am seeking to make you a better leader and ultimately put the ministry into your hands. I can’t do the ministry of the church. That is you role. My role is to help you do that ministry. That is what growth in discipleship is all about.