Leadership is sorely lacking in the Church today, not just in the local assembly, but in the body of Christ at large. Not only have there been numerous reports of “front-liners” of the faith going through divorce, getting caught up in scandals of extramarital infidelity, and being investigated for misappropriation of funds, but congregations at large are unable to thrive, or sometimes, even survive, if their leader is removed, assigned elsewhere, or passes. These concerns, combined with other internal issues, lead to a lack of continuity or consistency in the local church. Moreover, the young people in our churches are suffering spiritually, and much of the reason for that is our inability to project Jesus to them in a palatable way. All of these factors point to a dying need to understand and redefine leadership.
Not only is the Bible replete with examples of effective and ineffective leadership, but Scripture also teaches us very plainly that God's leaders are proactive powerho