If we are working for transformation in the church, then we leaders must subject ourselves to transformation. We must continually die to those things in ourselves and our leadership roles that we cherish as God raises up something new in their place, first in us and then in the church we seek to lead.
This is impossible for us, but with God all things are possible.
The alternative is to recline into titles and programs and maxims in the vain hope of gradual improvement or a lucky break.
I’m increasingly aware that my competencies and knowledge sets don’t merely need expanded but torn down and rebuilt. I need to be born again.