Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Development, Leadership, Ministry, Organization, Training
Christianity | Practical Theology
Moss, Brian, "Leadership Development in the Local Church: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders at Every Level" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 950.
Every evangelical pastor knows that they have a responsibility to make disciples, and most of their churches have a system for doing so. They also know that every healthy church needs healthy leaders. As more and more of the next generation drop out of church and consequently leadership roles in the church, the evangelical church is facing a serious crisis. Most church leaders would agree that developing new leaders is a critical responsibility of the local church, yet very few churches actually have an intentional leadership development process. Even worse, many pastors are confused as to how leadership development differs from standard discipleship. Utilizing surveys of sixty-four church leaders, this project will identify the state of current leadership development among churches and will then submit a model for implementing intentional leadership development in the local church.