In our class at church tonight, our pastor was sharing about how he tagged certain leaders within the church although they were not 100% ready for the task. It took me back to when I was a pastor and church staff member. I tried to put people in leadership who had not served before. Many churches have the same rotation of leaders in place every year. I went after new families who were eager and had the ability.
The thought that inspired this post was the limitations placed on me by some churches. Some churches required that they had to be a member for a certain time period and had to meet preferences of the church leadership. We were letting some prime candidates for leadership slip through our fingers.
Future leaders are worth the investment. Don’t wait until they are gone. Seize the moment and mentor these people. If you choose to let them go, don’t wonder why they quit coming to church.