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Spiritual Leadership in the Missional Church: A Systems Approach to Leadership as Cultivation

Author: Nigel Rooms and Patrick Keifert

Publisher: Grove



How can leaders hold their Christian community in tension with the needs of newcomers and the unchurched, and remain open to the missional opportunities that lie beyond the church walls?

This guide takes a systems approach to understanding the complexities of church dynamics, and casts the spiritual leader as cultivator of the environment. Central to this role is keeping a rule of life, which allows leaders to maintain a God-centred self-definition as they lead the Christian community in discerning and owning their primary tasks.