In order to grow and multiply your church, you have to start with yourself.
I’m not talking about picking up a self-help book to learn how to get your best life now. I’m talking about figuring out why it is that you lead the way that you do.
But Daniel, that means I need to slow down and reflect…I don’t have time for that! Sunday’s coming, and I need to…
Yes I understand that Sunday is coming and that you have things to do! But here’s the thing…
If you don’t take the necessary time to learn why you lead the way you lead, disciple the way you disciple, and teach the way you teach, you will never be able to grow and multiply your church.
In my book, No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry, I start the first chapter with a self-assessment to help you discover why it is that you lead the way you do.
Here’s a portion of it. I hope you’ll slow down and take a moment to work through each of these questions:
1. Who do you look up to as a pastor and church leader?
Who has shaped your view of church practice and practical theology? Is it Eugene Peterson? J. I. Packer? Tim Keller? It could be someone you know personally, or someone you’ve admired from a distance.