We were in the middle of a care group gathering at church. People would share some of their deepest struggles, and then, inevitably, a leader in training would derail the conversation with unhelpful questions.
It’s not uncommon. We often tap people for leadership who show deep spiritual growth before we’ve noticed they need to grow in how to care for others. For many people, it’s not that they don’t have the potential to be strong leaders in your church—it’s that they aren’t ready yet. They need vetting and training. (more…)