Hey, church leaders, check out this helpful post by Thom Rainer. Or if you would prefer the summary...
1) They spend time in prayer and the Word. Many, more than an hour each day.
2) They have longer tenure in their church. Most, over five years.
3) They demonstrate obvious love for the people in their congregations.
4) They have a consistent, missional leadership push. They promote an outward focus.
5) They lead incremental change. They "eat the elephant" one bite at a time.