Train leaders. All believers are meant to be leaders. I know this is true because of 2 Timothy 2:2 and Ephesians 4. If the saints are supposed to do the works of service, then they are supposed to be leaders.
The most important leaders in church planting movements are the ones who lead one or two people or who lead a small church. If they don’t do their job, then the movement doesn’t happen. Sometimes the coordinator of a movement can fail to do their job and the movement can still happen, but if the local disciple maker is not making disciples, then movements never happen. So, the leaders of the few are some of the most important and most overlooked of all leaders.
I’ve noticed something about monkish traditions of leadership. Basically, in those traditions you are never considered ready for leadership if you are asking for leadership. This is a sign of immaturity. It shows that the person is looking for their ego to be fulfilled in leadership. Ego-driven leaders are the most dangerous people on planet earth. In those monkish traditions, you are ready to lead when you don’t care whether you lead. As I’ve grown older, I have seen more and more the wisdom of this.
Training makes me think of basic training in the military or training in a sport. In both types of training there are a few basic skills that the person being trained practices over and over again. To be successful, the person being trained has to be able to carry out those skills without their coach present. Even in job training done in the corporate world, the trainer is not successful until the trainee can do the job without them. (Cf. Luke 6:40) It’s hard to realize that I have successfully trained a leader when I am not needed anymore, but that’s always the goal.