Stephen remained silent. Everyone stared at the board as Peter went the blackboard and filled it with items he copied off his legal pad. Stephen studied the list. Strengths: 1) good preacher; 2) knows the bible well; 3) very well read and scholarly but not stuffy; 4) zealous and hardworking; 5) church has grown; 6) giving has increased.
“During the five years that you, Stephen, have been pastor here at John’s you’ve done an incredible job in
so many ways, “Peter continued. “Attendance is up. Giving is up. No one can complain about your commitment or zeal.”
What would a full-blown programme of mutual mentoring (with the purpose ofcultivating Christ-like leadership and
spirituality in a leader’s life look like?