When we invest our money, we expect a return on that investment. We give our money away with the hopes of gaining more on the return.
The richest men and women in history gained their wealth by using the money of other people, investing that money, growing that money and returning more money back into the hands of the investors.
As leaders, we must see the people who join our mission in the same way.
They are INVESTORS.
For a season, they invest their gifts for the use of our mission. As leaders, our job is to use the talents of other people, invest those talents, grow those talents and, on a regular basis, return those gifts back into the hands of the “investors.”
When the people who join our mission decide to leave the mission for other pastures, their talents should be more developed than when they first came to us.
Investing is growing money.
Leadership is growing people.