MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE AFRICAN CHURCH
Cook School of Intercultural Studies
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.
Global Missiology English
Starcher, Richard L., "MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE AFRICAN CHURCH" (2011). Faculty Articles & Research. 331.