Matthew R. Perry

Persistence Needed Amongst Our Leaders

In Church Life, For Preachers/Pastors, Leadership on March 9, 2006 at 11:45 am

Here’s a great quote from “Breakout Churches” by Thom Rainer:

Most of the breakout churches in our study did not experience explosive overnight growth. For most, the path of growth was slow, methodical, and strewn with obstacles. Persistent, never-say-die leadership was a key instrument that God used to grow these churches to the next level. Giving up was always a temptation but never an option (p. 66)

These leaders, Rainer goes on, are ones who not only grasped vision, communicate vision, and implement vision, but “they consistently had a vision that was outwardly focused. In other words, a key component of their vision was to reach those who were not yet a part of the church” (p. 66).

Inspiring, wouldn’t you say? No institutionalistic churches in this bunch, that’s for sure.


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