Leadership Development in a Nutshell

A major part of any ministry (or work environment) is leadership development. This task can feel quite overwhelming. We wonder where we should start and how we should proceed.

But I recently found a simple description of leadership development that helped clear away the clutter in my mind. This definition boils down leadership development to specific terms and stages I can get my head around. I hope you will find it helpful, too.

Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird (2010) cite this summary of leadership development from Jon Ferguson:

  • I do. You watch. We talk.
  • I do. You help. We talk.
  • You do. I help. We talk.
  • You do. I watch. We talk.
  • You do. Someone else watches.
  • The cycle now repeats for both people.

That’s it. Plain and simple.

What do you think?

Stetzer, E., & Bird, W. (2010). Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Derek Griz

I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and a pastor (Immanuel Church). I write from those perspectives. Connect with me on Twitter (@derekgriz).