Leadership Development Introduction and Overview
In its most basic biblical form leadership is a spiritual gift (Rom. 12: 8) that enables one to exert godly influence or authority over others toward the realization of kingdom objectives (Heb. 13:7, 17). True spiritual leadership is, as Jesus taught, servant leadership (Luke 20:25-28).The gift of leadership can be seen at many different levels, in many different forms, and in many different degrees. However, regardless of one’s theological paradigm, all Christian traditions agree that leadership must be intentionally discerned, developed, and deployed if the church is to be adequately serviced in its quest for spiritual health and fruitful service (Eph. 4:11-13). Such service must inevitably involve both the saved and the lost.
To that end, RWM is especially committed to assisting the emergence of Christian servant-leaders in the 21st century. We do this by providing personal mentoring relationships for senior leadership and church staff’s, helping to design functional structures in which leadership can be effectively exercised within the churches infrastructure, holding Leadership Training Seminars and Retreats (LTSR), and offering a year long online School of Leadership Development (SLD) whose curriculum is intended to, depending on one’s educational background, compliment and/or supplement collegiate and seminary studies.
Christian business leaders…
For RWM equipping for leadership extends far beyond the domain of the church and into the marketplace of the world. As a result, a key thrust of our ministry involves mentoring and equipping business leaders (owners and executives) to bring God’s kingdom to bear on their role as key influencers of their families, employees, clients and vendors. Such empowered business leaders can be some of the most significant influencers for God’s kingdom among many of those who may have judged themselves as either above the need for or beyond the reach of God’s redeeming grace. Jesus Christ is most certainly calling and commissioning such “marketplace servants” to arise, shake off the slumber of greed, and fulfill their unique destiny in Christ. Part of that destiny will undoubtedly be to discern where to channel their financial resources in support of significant kingdom enterprises. Such partnerships will most certainly reap eternal dividends! (Phil. 1:4-5; 4:15-19; 2 Cor. 9:6-11)