Pastoral leaders must embrace the attitude that God expects His church to grow. Effective pastors must be future-focused rather than problem-focused. They must see and personally live beyond where a church is, beyond where the barriers to growth are, and into the place God wants to take His people. Pastors must identify the behaviors of “next-level” churches to evaluate what kinds of behaviors current church leaders and members should adopt. After casting a “next-level” vision, Pastors should equip their members to behave not as they are, but as they desire to become in order to push through barriers to growth.
Pratt, M. (2013). Behaving Beyond Your Barriers. Great Commission Research Journal, 5(1), 117-125. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol5/iss1/11