I’m re-reading Natural Church Development and thought I would share a quick quote:

“Just as the fruit of an apple tree is not an apple, but another tree; the fruit of a small group is not a new Christin, but another group; the fruit of a church is not a new group, but a new church; the fruit of a leader is not a follower, but another leader; the fruit of an evangelist is not a convert, but new evangelists.”