While listening to Larry Kreider teach last week, he shared this idea...
Almost every leader in the church is either a lengthener or a strengthener.
Lengtheners are always thinking out, beyond, bigger, better and more. They are broadening and enlarging the Kingdom of God. Lengtheners are typically visionaries, apostles and evangelists. Quantity moves them. They appreciate quality, but their gift to the kingdom is typically quantity increase.
Strengtheners are focussed on deepening, growing with and improving what we have! They are intent on deepening and strengthening the Kingdom of God. The are paying attention to who is right in front of us, not who is yet to be reached. Strengtheners are typically teachers and pastors/shepherds. We actually mislabel "Pastors" all the time.
What do you think of this? Which one are you?