Practicing for Retirement


As a church planter and missionary, I am constantly practicing for retirement. No, I’m not fishing every afternoon or looking for vacation spots. But I am working towards my eventual departure.

My goal as a church planter and leader in several ministries is to make myself irrelevant; I’m working hard to eliminate my position. Working myself out of a job. I don’t know how else to say it.

You see, by practicing for retirement, I am giving those under me a chance to lead and use their strengths. The more they lead, the more I become unnecessary to the process. Delegating with a timeline in mind.

What would happen if you woke up every morning ready to practice retirement? Would it change the way you lead your people?


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