Unfortunately, seminary didn’t prepare me for the task of developing and leading leaders.

Recently a friend asked me to explain my understanding of leadership. I reflected on a variety of definitions that I’ve heard over the years. At its essence, I understand that leadership is influence. Most leaders would agree – and yet there is more to leading than just influencing.

Do you have a first-gradeunderstanding of leadership?

When I wrote Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living, I attempted to capture 100 lessons that would help believers live on mission with Jesus.

I met Tim Roehl several years ago through my friend Steve Ogne. As a missionary with CRM, Tim’s ministry gives him the privilege to assess, coach and train leaders from many different denominations and organizations across the United States and around the world.

25 Leadership Principlesfor Every Believer”To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition.”1 Timothy 3:1

Coaching is a powerful way to help leaders go further faster!

Leadership development is critical to the ongoing effectiveness of any community of believers. For there to be continual growth and expansion, leaders must be both recruited and raised up. Also, intentional effort must focus on the process for empowering and supporting leaders.

Transformational leadership is critical to transforming the mission of local churches.