You Can’t Lead Beyond the Leader

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Last week, someone shared with me an insight that they had gained serving as a volunteer at Resurrection.

You can’t lead beyond the leader.

If you are not ultimately responsible for a ministry area, worship service, congregation, or nearly any other grouping of people there is always some limit on what you can implement. The leader has to make space for engagement, different perspectives and empower those that are being lead.

As a leader, equipping others is one of the most important things that I do.

As a follower, patience, encouragement and service are valuable in making progress.

1 thought on “You Can’t Lead Beyond the Leader

  1. Here is a great new book every Christian with responsibility in the church should read. Read this review of “I am a Follower” by Leonard Sweet. http://extraordinarylivingbydrscotty.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-review-every-church-leader-should.html

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