It is difficult for senior or solo pastors, staff persons, and lay leaders to effectively lead the transformation of their congregation if they are not personally transforming both spiritually and strategically.
Leaders must be growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the spirit of 2 Peter 3:18. They must be involved in a continual disciplemaking process.
Leaders must be making progress along a continuum from success to significance to surrender. Their surrender must be to the leading of the Triune God both personally and for their congregation as a Christ-centered faith-based community.