I came across this text in A. W. Tozer’s little book, Keys to the Deeper Life, page 12, as I was praying about a meeting with church leaders yesterday. This quote prepared me for a conversation in a way I did not expect. So often leaders try to address “symptoms” and not “root issues” that are driven by a lack of Christ’s character in them. As we go through this series on developing leaders in the church, I urge you to focus on the character displayed in the Early Church leaders. Constantly compare where we are today with what is manifest in their lives and determine to allow the Holy Spirit to make changes wherever needed.