Great quote from George Carey (in Peter Brain "Going the Distance" p16):
Churches die when leaders die. Churches die from the top downward. Show me a growing church and you will show me a visionary leadership. It is leaders who make growth. When you have spiritual leaders, men of prayer, women of prayer - imaginative, alert, intelligent - there we have growth
I have three questions to pose from that:
1. are the leaders in your church given the time, resources and freedom to lead (pray, bring vision, develop strategy) as opposed to manage or keep all the activities running?
2. are the leaders in your church given the time, resources and freedom to bring on the next generation of leaders? If they are too rushed off their feet it will never happen
3. what are the main reasons why your church and its leaders don't develop more new leaders than they do, if there are possible candidates to work with?