Fulfilling the mission Christ has given us requires Church Leaders who are capable, visionary leaders who serve with passion in their local churches. Leaders will determine the church’s health, growth and effectiveness in mission. As John Maxwell says, “Everything rises and falls with leadership.”
The EMMC 5 year strategic plan provides a basis for a renewed obedience and response to Jesus’ call to “Make Disciples” in Matthew 28:18-20. From that perspective we place an emphasis on leadership development and discipleship as the foundation of becoming obedient to the Great Commission.
The Biblical Basis for Developing Leaders
Leadership development is part of the discipleship process. The process of becoming more like Christ in heart, motivation, character and relationship. Leaders are ultimately servants, serving God first, and then the people they have been entrusted to lead. Christian leadership development is a deliberate process to equip disciples of Jesus Christ to be effective godly influencers in the areas they have been called to serve.