Title

MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE AFRICAN CHURCH

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

The word “leader” is used to describe a variety of roles in modern Africa. The Anglicism “le leader” is commonly heard even in Francophone countries. For the purposes of the present discussion, we define a missional leader as a person God has called to provide direction to a group or movement to accomplish His plan and purpose. Such leaders often are the key to advancing (or impeding) the work of God in a given context. As someone once quipped, “There are no bad churches, only bad leaders.” Hence, this article seeks to discuss the role of leaders in accomplishing God’s mission in and through the Church in Africa. While Africa is its focus, the issues I discuss may well be relevant in other majority world contexts.

Keywords

Leadership--Religious aspects--Christianity;

Publication Title

Global Missiology English

Volume

1

Issue

9

First Page

1

Last Page

7

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