Leaders For The Harvest

Tonight I was on the phone with one of my good friends from Kansas City that I haven’t had a chance to chat with in a while.  I was describing some of the wins we are experiencing and some of the challenges that are occurring at the same time.  After two or three minutes, my friend gently broke into the conversation and challenged me.  “You know what you should be spending your time doing right now is developing leaders for your third and fourth house church right now, right?”

I was dumbfounded (for a couple of reasons).  I was shocked by how quickly he saw straight into the heart of some of the problems I’ve been facing.  But more than that, I was shocked at how obvious what he was saying was and how clearly I had missed that fact.  It seems that in preparing a church for the harvest, I had totally neglected leadership development in our midst.

But the conversation gets right to the heart of a problem that I believe we face in the West.  Our ability to reach further into the harvest depends significantly on our ability to raise up new, harvest-minded leaders in our midst.  We think finding the harvest is our biggest issue. We often forget that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Join me today in praying that God would raise up workers for His harvest here and where you are.

Photo Credit: Bosworth Battlefield (2) by Jams_123

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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