Second, it has accountability baked in. If every church leader knows they have to answer that question in every leadership team meeting, they’ll actively look for ways to start doing it.
It may go slow at first. People forget, they get busy, or they just don’t feel like it.
But when everyone else starts giving their progress reports, attitudes start to change. You get to celebrate forward motion, you start seeing results, and the value of it becomes obvious.
Eventually, this behavior will become more automatic, then it will start to spread through the rest of the church.
Changing the mindset of leaders from being doers to becoming equippers won’t be quick or easy. And this little exercise is just the start, not the finish line.
But all great things start with small steps like this.
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