Why Do Most Churches Stay Small?
Largely because most pastors don’t know how to build systems, structures, and processes that are not contingent upon them. Most pastors can care for people, but don’t build systems of care. Most pastors can develop leaders individually, but lack the skill to implement a process of leadership development. When a pastor can’t build systems and structures that support ministry, the only people who are cared for or empowered to lead are those who are “near” the pastor or those very close to the pastor. This limits the size of the church to the size of the pastor.”
– Darrin Patrick
Shared by Ed Stetzer on Episode 23 of the Newchurches.com Podcast
Posted on February 23, 2016, in Church Planting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
When I was a pastor, I never really considered this. I thought about how I could personally mentor, but I never thought about developing a system or recruiting mentors who could fulfill a discipling role. Thank you for sharing this! Maybe I’ll get to use this some day.