I shocked myself when I admitted to a friend that I felt more appreciated and respected in the world than in the church. I suppose the thought has been in the recesses of my mind, but I’d never verbalized it before. The structure of today’s church is to grow volunteers who will follow the vision of leaders; however, secular organizations have systems in place to grow leaders, encourage leadership and pursue leadership replacements. Jesus said, “For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:8b-9 NIV).