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Having effective church leadership requires continued personal contact

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Twenty percent of the people do 80 percent of the work.

That’s the old adage that floats around churches. And many say they find it to be true, whether that be because of people’s reluctance to volunteer, or the fact that time-crunched church staff members naturally turn to those they already know to be willing.

But Mike Jackson says there’s a better way.

“When the church or ministry seeks to implement an intentional strategy for discovering and developing potential leaders, I do believe it will help with the issue that is common in most churches that very few people are really involved in the work,” said Jackson, director of the office of leadership and church health for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. “With effective development of potential leaders, continual equipping and training of those leaders and annual affirmation and evaluation, I think we will have better results in producing more leaders who are effective in Kingdom ministry.”

– Read the rest of the story at: http://thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=34442&pricat_art=1#sthash.XjQVDUzr.dpuf

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