Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Co-Leadership, Partnership, Shared Leadership
Christianity | Leadership Studies | Practical Theology
Swanner, Joseph, "Two By Two Leadership: A Model of Christian Leadership" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 792.
A growing number of scholars are accepting the suggestion that shared leadership is preferred over individual leadership. The shared leadership model is proliferating into new fields where it is being modified and improved. Biblically, there is a pattern of sending individuals two by two into leadership, as well. Christian leadership models of the future must also return to the two by two, co-leader ideal. There is room for strategizing the details of what this model will look like on a practical level. Utilizing a case study and surveys, this project examines the effects of this leadership model in a church plant context, with an urban small group network. This context will provide insight on the details of how shared leadership might look in the modern church.