L 38 Spiritual Leadership in the Missional Church: A Systems Approach to Leadership as Cultivation (2019)


How can leaders hold their Christian community in tension with the needs of newcomers and the unchurched, and remain open to the missional opportunities that lie beyond the church walls?

This guide takes a systems approach to understanding the complexities of church dynamics, and casts the spiritual leader as cultivator of the environment. Central to this role is keeping a rule of life, which allows leaders to maintain a God-centred self-definition as they lead the Christian community in discerning and owning their primary tasks.  

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Author: Nigel Rooms

Canon Dr Nigel Rooms is an Anglican priest and missiologist. He leads, part-time, the Partnership for Missional Church process at the Church Mission Society and is a consultant, facilitator, researcher and writer.

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Author: Patrick Keifert

The Rev’d Prof Patrick Keifert is a Lutheran pastor and systematic theologian. In semi-retirement, as well as directing the work of the Church Innovations Institute he fly-fishes as often as possible.

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