When I talk with pastors around the world, one of the most common challenges that pastors bring up is their leadership shortages. Sometimes I give them a suggestion if someone comes to mind, but more often than not I challenge them to take a second look at the leaders in their own church context to see who God has already put on their team.

If we train ourselves to see our own people differently and commit to developing the gifts and potential that God has put inside of them, I believe that, in time, we will not have a leadership shortage but rather an abundance of leaders for our local needs and to send on mission.