Tag: Leadership Training
How can a cult be identified? This article alerts the reader to characteristics that can serve as warnings for the possible need to make a further examination of a church or group. It discusses specific issues related to authority and exclusivity, control and submission, secrecy and darkness, and abnormal changes in goals and conduct.
In their desire to create authentic, pastoral training materials, early on this team of foreigners resolved to work toward putting their national staff in posts of increasing influence and authority while they stepped into self-restricted roles of coaching, and eventually, cheering from the stands. The author describes this work which is still in process.
Partnership Field Guide: A Step-by-step Process for Building Ministry Partnerships, visionSynergy, 60 pages. This document was prepared by visionSynergy for the participants of The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 2010 and can be found at: http://goo.gl/KkS6n
Reviewed by Mak Hon Chiu
Peoples of China
Proposed Questions for Exploration
When interacting with church leaders in China, questions about the church inevitably emerge. At some point, issues concerning church structure will be brought up. How they respond will deeply affect the long term growth of the church. It is both exciting and agonizing to observe.
Christians need to be good stewards of their identity and their time. They also need to value "being" over "doing."
Toward a Set of Shared Considerations for Outside Involvement in Chinese Leadership Development
In the decades since China's opening to the outside world, literally hundreds of organizations, educational institutions and churches have responded to the perceived need for training leaders to shepherd China's rapidly growing church. A discussion of what role Christians from outside China should play in responding to the need as the church grows and develops.
What Is Our Role?
In the last decade or so, there has been an increasing realization in the church around the world—especially in areas of fast church growth—of the need to build leaders. In response, there has been a steady growth of "leader development ministries." But, what exactly does a "leader development ministry" do?
From the editor's point of view ...
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
Reviewed by Gary Waldron
A Chinese pastor shares his experience of participating in a leadership training program.