Summary: You will grow exponentially yourself through the process of developing another. And others get better at ministry when you multiply yourself. Ministry multiplication is truly a win-win.
While I might sound like I am beating a dead horse, I think it is important to continue to say the same thing over and over. Ministry multiplication IS the biggest win. We have talked about obstacles and even objections. Now that I think about it more, maybe obstacles and objections are not the right words. I think we could substitute the word “EXCUSES” for why people do not assertively seek to multiply their efforts in a ministry context.
You might say to yourself, “I am better at it than those under me. I am the best _____ .” You probably are the best at something in your church. Likely, that is why you were hired. Certainly, I came in as a better teacher than those I was mentoring. However, after training them to be great teachers for 18 months, I was now a better teacher than my previous self a year and a half earlier. I get better by multiplying myself. I must know my stuff in order to impart it to another. The teacher is always the greatest student.
However, others also get better when I multiply myself. Ministry multiplication is truly a win-win.
You will grow exponentially yourself through the process of developing another. In order to pass on something of value to another, you must first possess it yourself. Beyond that, the very act of multiplying yourself causes you to reflect, refine and even rediscover what it is that you actually do! You grow. Others grow. The kingdom wins.