The three different types of leaders in the church, based on spiritual gifting, will have different perspectives or approaches to church growth. Read through the Leadership Ministry Training to gain a better understanding of these leaders.
Not all leaders will fit precisely into one of these types due to the combination of others gifts and/or their personalities. Yet, many leaders can see themselves in one of these categories. When that is the case, they should seek to network with other types of leaders to broaden their perspective so they approach church growth from God’s intent.
The idea of church growth invigorates them. Yet, they can get so developmental that they can fail to maintain what the church is already doing or neglect the needs of people in the side lines.
The idea of church growth might threaten them. They can get so focused on fine tuning what the church is currently doing that it is hard to even think about expanding.
The idea of church growth often eludes them. They can get so busy meeting the needs of people that don’t have time to put things in place for church growth.
Developing new ministry initiatives that could lead to growth is important. Properly maintaining the good currently being done is important. Meeting people’s needs is important. — Is it little wonder God so gifted the church that there are three different types of leaders? He intends for the church to do all three of these important tasks but we must work interdependently with one another. We need each other if the church is to grow.