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The central role of lead pastors in developing spiritual leaders at a local church
Matthew Yat Sun Sin (author)Jim Lucas (thesis supervisor)Daryl Busby (second reader)Trinity Western University GSTS (Degree granting institution)
This research aims to suggest the various key leadership development roles of a lead pastor that will significantly influence the future development of effective spiritual leaders at a local church setting. By reviewing the current literature and biblical foundations, and interviewing the lead pastors and lay leaders/pastors of selected Chinese churches at Greater Vancouver Area, British Columbia, the author developed a contour or paradigm that defines effective spiritual leadership as a holistic personal life development, which includes seven ingredients: Passionate Affection for God, the Servanthood Character of Jesus, Self-understanding and Identity in Christ, Authentic Community Life, Emotionally Healthy Life, Self-differentiated Competence, and Ministry and Life Transformation; and also suggested a common set of the key roles of a lead pastor – Team Builder, Community Developer, Mentor, Group Trainer, Discipler and Coach - that are essential for developing effective spiritual leaders at Chinese churches of Canada.
Christian leadership.Clergy—Office—Biblical teaching.Mentoring in church workMentoring--Religious aspects--Christianity.Chinese -- Religious life -- Canada.