R. Paul Stevens and Phil Collins (no, not the pop singer) wrote a cool little leadership book for pastor about 15 years ago called The Equipping Pastor. Here’s a great quote from this ahead of it’s time resource:
“Lead the Process Not the People – The way in which the equipper engages the culture, makes decisions, and makes changes is more important than the specific achievements accomplished. Leading the process involves envisioning, defining one’s own convictions, and dreams. Changes must be made systematically and not merely organizationally. In one sense this is leading the people, but the ultimate leader of the people is Christ. Our job as equipping leaders is to facilitate the process of Head-body connection and help people find their source in Christ, not in the official leadership of the church.”
-Stevens, R. Paul and Phil Collins, The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership (Alban Institute, 1993), 128. To order this book: The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership<img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.ca/e/ir?t=jesusfollow05-20&l=as2&o=15&a=1566991080" width="1"