Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 14 Raise Up New Leaders

Read II Timothy 2:1-2

“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” II Timothy 2:2 (HCSB)

One of the common needs voiced by pastors and church members is the need for more leaders. These concerned people of God are saying we need people to lead in the children’s programs, to work with youth, to do outreach, to give financially for the work of the church and on and on. But where will these leaders come from unless they move into your area from another community or transfer to your church from another congregation?

Paul gives Timothy the answer concerning the need for more leaders: you raise them up. Christian leaders are made not born, and II Timothy 2:2 tells how to make one. Mature Christian leaders are to teach and train faithful people who can become leaders and then teach and train others.

Are you willing to personally train another person in your church to become a leader or would you be willing to be trained yourself to eventually lead in some way in your church?


Please pray today that God will give your congregation a vision and a plan for developing new leaders from within the church family.