The most influential contributor to the growth of an organization is the growth of its leader. The leadership model that brought the church you lead to where it is now probably won’t get the church to where God wants it to go next.
So how can a leader avoid becoming their organization’s bottleneck?
Proverbs tells us bluntly that “He who hates correction is stupid.” Teach-ability is more than gathering data. Teach-ability includes letting that data transform our character, behavior, relationships, and yes, even the way we lead.
At my home church, our lead pastor often said, “Everything is an experiment.” The experimental mindset takes the pressure off. It loosens the bottleneck. Leaders often fear trying new things because deep down they wonder: “What if this blows up?”
The day a leader discovers he/she can’t do it all by themselves is a historic day in their leadership life. The day they stop trying to do it all by themselves is even more historic.