Christian Leadership Development Through Spiritual Formation

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Part of the 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 resource guide, Leadership Development Through Spiritual Formation, highlights the growth of spiritual leaders through their attentiveness to the movement of God in their lives. The featured resources integrate spiritual growth, leadership theory, and psychological development as it pertains to leaders.

**Resources listed in recommended order, unless alphabetical

This is one of several Pathways to Leadership Development that are featured on

See also the Leadership Index and the overall Ministry Resource Index for annotated guides on over 100 related issues. will expand significantly on this resource list in the section on Spiritual Formation which is in development.