In visiting, studying and getting to know the staff at some really healthy churches I have discovered that they are developing healthy leaders all of the time. Churches like NewSpring, Elevation and Mountain Lake are in a perpetual state of training the next generation of leadership and staff. They intentionally set up opportunities, programming and training scenarios to develop “diamonds in the rough” to lead the ever increasing influx of new Christians and new attenders. But it’s more than just teaching people the “how” and “why” of leadership…they also work to help future leaders understand that proper balance is essential for Kingdom work.
At Compass Point we’ve taken what’s been learned at these churches and have begun to apply it to training our next group of leaders. Next Tuesday I will begin blogging a series about what healthy and balanced leaders look like. Compass Point is healthy…but better development of healthy leaders is helping us get even healthier!