Multiplication Center

Innovative Leadership Pipelines Developed in Churches

January 31, 2012

For the past two years, the churches in Group 1 of Leadership Network's Leadership Development community have been working hard at redesigning, innovating and implementing their processes to increase the number and quality of leaders produced by their churches.

Working from the concept of a churchwide “Leadership Pipeline”, participants have been looking at their processes for developing leaders from the initial “leader of others” to “leaders of leaders” and eventually “leaders of campuses”  and “
leaders of churches”.  By developing clear steps, and necessary outcomes in theology, spiritual formation, practice and character at each level, churches have been able to finetune a better pathway for leadership development.  Some still use a class model, others use a “anytime, anywhere, anyplace model with a mentor and online system.

The community has also looked at developing great  internships, creating cultures of leadership development, evaulating various staffing structures to accelerate leadership development.

The community met 4 times over a two year period to learn from another, evaulate their process and adapt their models and strategies to fine tune their church wide leadership development experiences.

Our Group 3 is going to start meeting this August.  If you're interested in finding out more, let me know.






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