Tim Elmore suggests that there are two essential ingredients that every leader needs: problems and empowerment.
When you think about it, it’s true. Great leaders emerge from problematic contexts. When we have to make tough decisions in real time, it grows our leadership competencies.
In other words, comfort does not cultivate leaders — problems do. Crisis and chaos in our international context can provide opportunities for tangible leadership development.
If all we do is give someone a leadership position but they never face challenges, they may or may not develop to their full leadership capacities. The reality is we must challenge leaders to do something that will engage them at the heart level.
▪ In addition to fulfilling a job description, why not ask them to look around and find a problem?
▪ Why not challenge them to seek out a situation that needs to change and empower them to do something about it?
We’re praying for God to give all of us wisdom and capacity to continually grow international church leaders that engage our unique challenges in Europe.
We’re praying for you and your gathering this weekend!