For the last 20-30 years, there has been a great deal of focus around the world on evangelism and church planting. We thank God for this focus, and the spectacular growth that has followed!
However, there has not been corresponding attention given to leader development during this time. Consequently, today we have an increasing deficit of Christian leaders in the existing churches, with new churches being planted all the time. In addition to this crisis of quantity of new leaders, we also face a crisis of quality of existing leaders.
It’s clear that our traditional methods of leader development simply have not delivered either the quantity or quality of leaders that today’s churches need.
It’s time for some paradigm shifts in our thinking.
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