Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda by Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby.
Reviewed by Jess Nelson and Chuanhang Shan
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Training Leaders for the Church in China" (CS Quarterly, 2007 Spring).
Mentoring is a key element in transformational leadership development and is greatly needed in China as well.
True leadership development focuses on the leaders as people. The health and growth of the real person produces sound leadership.
What is needed to effectively evaluate the development of church leaders in China? To understand what is needed, the meanings of evaluation, leadership, and development are each discussed.
The rapid growth of the church in China has created a critical need for church leaders. Traditional, western models of leadership development are inadequate to meet the need. The challenges to leadership development and suggested best practices are discussed in light of the changes in China and potential future ministries.
To understand the need for leadership development in China, it is crucial to understand what kinds of leaders are needed. Seven types of leaders are identified and described.