In our last Letter, we saw that over the last 20-30 years, there has been considerable focus around the world on evangelism and church planting, producing an extraordinary number of people coming to Christ and new churches being planted. Of course, this is great cause for rejoicing.
However, there has not been corresponding attention given to leader development during this time, and we now find ourselves in a crisis of leader development. Continue Reading »
In our previous Letter, we presented a summary of the “5C Goal” and the “4D Process” of healthy leader development.
As we saw, Jesus did not simply sit his emerging leaders down in a classroom for months on end and lecture them. Instead He designed an extraordinary collage of learning experiences for them: Continue Reading »
In most Western organizations today, we love specialization and compartmentalization. Consequently, as we have already mentioned, it is common for us to entirely delegate the task of leadership development to some “specialist” person or group – whether inside or outside the organization itself. We identify the emerging leader who needs to be developed and then send him to the “experts” to “do it” for us. Continue Reading »
An ancient African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a spiritual community or family to build a leader. Continue Reading »
The leader needs to be connected with four kinds of community: his family, his local church, the various ministry teams of which he is a part, and the world. Continue Reading »
Community serves a twofold place in the life of the leader:
- The healthy leader is built in community.
- The healthy leader leads in community. Continue Reading »
This series of Letters examines Jesus’ method of building leaders.
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This Letter continues to examine how Jesus built His leaders.
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