Recently, I was part of a fantastic meeting with Erwin and Kim McManus along with Rickey and Laura Williams. We were strategizing how to start a new venue in Pasadena with Rickey as the main communicator. Rickey serves as our Site Catalyst for Pasadena, our largest venue. This fall we hope to launch a new gathering with Rickey as the main communicator.
With a very effective leader and communicator in Erwin (I would say one of the best in the world), we have a challenge: how do we raise up the great communicators and leaders of the future without relying on Erwin to start every venue?
We have tried video venues with little success. In Los Angeles, people would rather drive 45 mins. past a video venue to take their friends to a venue where Erwin is actually speaking.
Just as Moses was encouraged by his father-in-law Jethro to mobilize other leaders in Exodus 18, our next leadership challenge remains developing leaders and communicators who can oversee and mobilize hundreds and even thousands of people.
How can we raise up future prophets?