Tim introduces the next section on mobilizing leaders with a warning. If you don’t multiply your leadership, you will burn out. He gives two extremes in parish life that must be avoided if you want to mobilize your leaders.
Tim notes in this chapter that the end goal should be lay people operating creatively on their own. This vision can sometimes be a scary thought to parish leaders, but Tim further discusses why it is vital for your parish to become vibrant.
In this chapter, Tim introduces the section “Align Everything”. If our new vision as a parish is to make disciples, we should re-analyze everything we do as a parish in light of that core mission. We call this mission alignment; drifting away from that mission causes dysfunction.