CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS
Part of the LifeandLeadership.com ministry resources on Christian Leadership.
Leadership development is a universally recognized necessity for all leadership styles and approaches, especially with transformational leadership and empowerment. Ministry resources convey the theme that leaders must develop in at least two ways. First, and most important, is their walk with God through the experiences of life. This concentrates not so much on the “doing” as the “being” of the leader. It stresses the importance of an authentic walk with God and genuine spirituality which manifests itself through an increasingly Christ-like character, and consistently high standards of ethical and moral conduct. The second area of leadership development covers the skill sets necessary for leadership competence, encompassing both relational and task dimensions.
This guide highlights Leadership Development Through Self-Awareness. The resources are focused on congregational leadership, and provide helpful insight and self-assessment tools
- Aubrey Malphurs, Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership — Offers a comprehensive look at the Christian leader, primarily in a congregational context, and provides appendices with helpful assessments of strengths and weaknesses in each of the required characteristics and skills.
- Herb Miller, Leadership is the Key: Unlocking Your Ministry Effectiveness — An excellent collection of self-assessment and enrichment mechanism for leaders of congregations.
- J. Robert Clinton and Richard W. Clinton, Unlocking Your Giftedness: What Leaders Need to Know to Develop Themselves and Others — A comprehensive self-study manual for Christian leadership development. A companion volume to Clinton’s works on Leadership Emergence.
**Resources listed in recommended order, unless alphabetical
This is one of several Pathways to Leadership Development that are featured on LifeandLeadership.com:
- Christian Leadership Development in Congregations, Theory and Practice
- Christian Leadership Development Through Spiritual Formation
- Christian Leadership Development Through Character Formation
- Christian Leadership Development Through Life Experience
- Christian Leadership Development Through Self-Awareness
- Christian Leadership Development Through Life Effectiveness
- Christian Leadership Development Through Communication Competence
- Christian Leadership Development Through Failure and Setback
- Christian Leadership Development Over Life Span — J. Robert Clinton Leadership Emergence Theory (separate page)
See also the Leadership Index and the overall Ministry Resource Index for annotated guides on over 100 related issues. LifeandLeadership.com will expand significantly on this resource list in the section on Spiritual Formation which is in development.