“Let’s wait on that,” a leader told me before an important church meeting one evening. I wanted to train the leaders of each ministry in my church, but it was easier said than done. Every idea I suggested was either tabled or rejected because the leader felt every detail of the group meeting had to be discussed with the group. I came away from the interaction frustrated and ready to quit.
Choosing leaders is a trickier task than one would believe. Simply because someone volunteers to head up a committee or lead a Bible study does not mean they are leadership material. It is imperative to get the right people in prominent leadership positions for small groups (and subsequently churches) to flourish and thrive. Here are five characteristics of what good leaders do (and five of what they don’t).
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