One of the important things for pioneers is always to recognise and encourage new leaders. Recent research showed that many new fresh expressions of church are being led by what is termed ‘lay lay’ people – a ghastly term that reflects how hierarchical the church is, and how it has not identified these folks as people able to lead! But by the grace of God, people have been fired up by new possibilities and gone and set something up – so many that the decline in the CofE has reversed!
This article from Seth Godin about allowing people to have access to small amounts of money is very salient here – what we do with our money shows what we really believe and consider important. Giving folks a budget to invest in the Kingdom is a great way to let people learn how to sow seeds and grow new projects that reach people.