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Myths of Missional Church Leadership: Power, Authority, and the Siren Call of “Collaboration” (w/ MaryKate Morse & Tim Keel)

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Quick, if you had to define leadership, what would you say?

What about “missional leadership,” would that elicit a different sort of response?

To try and get some conversation going on this topic, we invite you to leave a comment below answering any one (or more) of three questions…

  1. How has your understanding of leadership changed over time and what most contributed to that change?
  2. What, if anything, is unique about leadership from a biblical/theological perspective?
  3. Who/where/what has been most helpful to you in terms of equipping you as a Christian leader?

For those interested in this important topic, check out the workshop below, featuring MaryKate Morse (Professor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary) & Tim Keel (Senior Pastor of Jacob’s Well in Kansas City, MO) as presenters. Them offer some strong pushback to some popular thought on the issue of missional leadership and helpfully engage the questions and responses of participants. We’d love to hear the thoughts of those who attended the seminar who who listen to the download.

 tim keel

Workshop Description:

Responding to missional opportunities today is a rigorous leadership challenge that requires creativity, thoughtfulness, and organization. At the same time, there is a great deal of discussion regarding the ongoing role of leaders in the life of communities engaging in missional ministry. Are the previous ways we’ve understood leadership inadequate to the tasks of today? Or are there specific structures and roles that are critical for missional ministry? In this session, we will explore the dynamics of power, authority, structures, as well as more recent approaches like collaborative models in a frank discussion about leadership.

The audio download of this workshop is available HERE and is available for free all day today, 8/26/13 (discount automatically applied when you add the workshop to your cart).


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