"The most effective leader will become increasingly less visible as the functioning of the system becomes more effective and manifest."
- R. Paul Stevens and Phil Collins in their book, The Equipping Pastor
If you're serious about being a great leader, be prepared for this truly wonderful and truly painful reality of leadership. Wonderful, because your community is building leaders, praying, serving, and becoming all that God intends for it. Painful because it means decreasing so others can increase.
Is your leader becoming more visible or less visible as your church community becomes more effective and manifest?