AntiochSchool ( North Amerian church planting and leadership Development)
Barnabas International
Evangelical Training Database
Institute for Theological Studies
Strategic Global Assistance (SGAI)
Building Church Leaders
Leadership Letters (i.e. the book The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.)

The Trinity Forum: Leadership academy.    Train & Multiply is a relational process that empowers ordinary Christians to train and coach new believers and begin movements of multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches. Train & Multiply uses simple, easy to understand biblical training guides and a unique menu-based Student Activity Guide that combines home study, coaching, and practical pastoral ministry, all integrated with accountability.
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International Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS) (Regent University) “provides a forum for leadership scholars within the U.S. and around the world by publishing theoretically grounded research that enhances knowledge and under-standing of the phenomenon of leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations.” [free ]
Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (JBPL) (Regent University) “a refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.” [free ]
Leadership Advance Online (LAO) (Regent University) “delivers articles, interviews and book reviews offering practical insights and fore-thinking into the multidisciplinary world of leadership to address both current and future leadership challenges in the workplace.” [free ]
Leadership Journal



360 Degree Feedback by Susan M. Heathfield
An Introduction to Social Influence by Kelton Rhoads
Bridging the Generation Gap by Deborah Laurel
Building a Leadership Vision by Donald E. Hanna.
Checklist for Personal Values by Charlotte Roberts.
Clarifying and Applying Personal Values by Scott Williams.
Kingdom Leadership in the Postmodern Era Len Hjalmarson
Leadership Training in Missions Ed Mathews “Perhaps one of the most important innovations in mission during this century is Leadership Training by Extension….”
What Makes a Good Change Agent? by Dagmar Recklies


At Leadership Letters by Malcolm Webber, Ph.D “Here you’ll find informative and cutting-edge Leadership Letters, details of our practical training seminars, and many writings on a variety of biblical and practical subjects.” (one the most extensive sites on Christian leadership available — annotation theirs)

General Subjects:

Leadership Derailment
What Leaders Do
Understanding Change
Building Leaders
How Jesus Built Leaders
Healthy Followers
Choosing Emerging Leaders
Abusive Leaders
Community in the Life of the Leader
The Preeminence and Centrality of Jesus Christ in Christian Leadership
Building Healthy Leaders
Exhortations Regarding Leadership


Healthy Follower Inventory
Listening Effectiveness Inventory

Leadership Derailment:

Letter #1 Why & How Successful Leaders Get Derailed — Part 1.
Letter #2 Why & How Successful Leaders Get Derailed — Part 2.
Letter #3 Preventing Leadership Derailment.

What Leaders Do:

Letter #4 Leaders Challenge the Process — Part 1.
Letter #5 Leaders Challenge the Process — Part 2.
Letter #6 Leaders Inspire a Shared Vision — Part 1.
Letter #7 Leaders Inspire a Shared Vision — Part 2.
Letter #8 Leaders Enable Others to Act — Part 1.
Letter #9 Leaders Enable Others to Act — Part 2.
Letter #10 Leaders Model the Way — Part 1.
Letter #11 Leaders Model the Way — Part 2.
Letter #12 Leaders Encourage the Heart — Part 1.
Letter #13 Leaders Encourage the Heart — Part 2.

Understanding Change:

Letter #14 Resistance to Change — Part 1.
Letter #15 Resistance to Change — Part 2.
Letter #16 The Change Process.
Letter #17 How People React to Change, & The Change Strategy.
Letter #18 A Model of Planned Change — Part 1.
Letter #19 A Model of Planned Change — Part 2.
Letter #20 A Model of Planned Change — Part 3.
Letter #21 A Model of Planned Change — Part 4.
Letter #22 A Model of Planned Change — Part 5.
Letter #23 A Model of Planned Change — Part 6.
Letter #24 Helping People Through Change.
Letter #25 How People Adopt Change.
Letter #26 Change and Stress.

Building Leaders:

Letter #27 The Ultimate Act of Leadership.
Letter #28 Structuring an Organization for Continuous Leadership Development.
Letter #29 Building Leaders or Building Organizations?
Letter #30 Some Fundamental Realities of Leadership Development — Part 1.
Letter #31 Some Fundamental Realities of Leadership Development — Part 2. in Spanish.
Letter #32 Some Fundamental Realities of Leadership Development — Part 3.
Letter #33 Some Fundamental Realities of Leadership Development — Part 4.
Letter #34 Some Fundamental Realities of Leadership Development — Part 5.
Letter #69 Building Leaders Takes Time #1.
Letter #70 Building Leaders Takes Time #2.

How Jesus Built Leaders:

Letter #35 He Focused on a Few & He Did It in Prayer. This letter in Dutch.
Letter #36 He Taught His Leaders To Pray. This letter in Dutch.
Letter #37 He Formed His Leaders Personally.
Letter #38 He Demonstrated the Way of the Cross before His Leaders.
Letter #39 He Taught the Word of God to His Leaders.
Letter #40 He Demonstrated the Truly Relational Nature of Leadership.
Letter #41 He Varied His Relationships With His Emerging Leaders According to Their Future Callings.
Letter #42 The Implications of His Model For Us
Letter #43 God Does Not Want Your Training; He Wants You!


Letter #44 The Importance of Character in the Life of a Leader.
Letter #45 The Role of Discipline in the Forming of Character
Letter #46 The Testing and Proving of an Emerging Leader
Letter #47 Accountability
Letter #48 Establishing Accountability
Letter #49 Self-Giving Leadership

Healthy Followers:

Letter #50 Healthy Followers
Letter #51 Kinds of Followers
Letter #52 Characteristics of Healthy Followers — Part 1
Letter #53 Characteristics of Healthy Followers — Part 2
Letter #54 Characteristics of Healthy Followers — Part 3
Letter #55 Characteristics of Healthy Followers — Part 4
Letter #56 How Followers Influence Their Leaders — Part 1
Letter #57 How Followers Influence Their Leaders — Part 2


Letter #58 Why Listening Is Important
Letter #59 Levels of Listening
Letter #60 Barriers to Listening #1
Letter #61 Barriers to Listening #2
Letter #62 Improving Listening
Letter #63 Helping Others to Listen to You

Choosing Emerging Leaders:

Letter #64 Leaders are Built a Few at a Time
Letter #65 Building the Right Ones #1
Letter #66 Building the Right Ones #2
Letter #67 Building the Right Ones #3
Letter #68 Building the Right Ones #4

Abusive Leaders:

Letter #71 Abusive Leaders #1
Letter #72 Abusive Leaders #2: Security in Christ and Leadership
Letter #73 Abusive Leaders #3: The Role of Insecure Followers
Letter #74 Abusive Leaders #4: The Power of the Supernatural & The Downward Spiral of Exploitation
Letter #75 Abusive Leaders #5: The Effect of Leaders: Developing or Enslaving Others?
Letter #76 Abusive Leaders #6: Abusive Leaders and Vision
Letter #77 Abusive Leaders #7: Abusive Leaders and Alignment & Achievement
Letter #78 Abusive Leaders #8: Personal Qualities
Letter #79 Abusive Leaders #9: The Heart of the Matter
Letter #80 Abusive Leaders #10: To Avoid Being an Abusive Leader

Community in the Life of the Leader:

Letter #81 Community in the Life of the Leader #1: The Divine Community
Letter #82 Community in the Life of the Leader #2: The Twofold Community in the Life of the Leader.
Letter #83 Community in the Life of the Leader #3: The Four Kinds of Community in the Life of the Leader.
Letter #84 Community in the Life of the Leader #4: Healthy Leaders Are Built in Community.
Letter #85 Community in the Life of the Leader #5: Healthy Leaders Are Built in Community #2.
Letter #86 Community in the Life of the Leader #6: Healthy Leaders Are Built in Community #3.
Letter #87 Community in the Life of the Leader #7: Healthy Leaders Are Built in Community #4.

The Preeminence and Centrality of Jesus Christ in Christian Leadership:

Letter #88 The Eternal Nature of God
Letter #89 Jesus’ Fellowship with His Father
Letter #90 Living By Jesus’ Indwelling Life
Letter #91 Jesus Is the Fountainhead of All True Christian Leadership
Letter #92 Our Outward Ministry: The Reflection of Our Inner Life
Letter #93 The Deception of Religious Activity That Does Not Come From Christ
Letter #94 The End of Our Pursuit
Letter #95 Prayer and the Christian Leader

Building Healthy Leaders:

Letter #96 A Summary of the ConneXions Model of Leader Development
Letter #97 Context and Content
Letter #99 Addressing the Current Leader Development Crisis
Letter #100 Addressing the Current Leader Development Crisis #2
Letter #101 Addressing the Current Leader Development Crisis #3
Letter #102 A New Paradigm
Letter #103 Paradigm Shifts
Letter #104 Three Approaches to Leader Development

Exhortations Regarding Leadership:

Letter #98 Leaders Act!

At Regent University

Barfoot, S., Winston, B., & Wickman C. Forced Pastoral Exits
Bekker, C. Dreaming with Open Eyes: Reflections on Leadership and Spirituality
DellaVecchio, D., & Winston, B. A Seven-Scale Instrument to Measure the Romans 12 Motivational Gifts and a Proposition that the Romans 12 Gift Profiles Might Apply to Person-Job Fit Analysis
Sessoms, R., & Winston, B. Impact of Leadership Development Experiences in a Trans-National Organization
Winston, B. Leadership Style as an Outcome of Motive: A Contingency ‘State’ Rather than ‘Trait’ Concept
Winston, B. Nomos: A New Testament Concept to Guide Decision-making
Winston, B., & Patterson, K. An Integrative Definition of Leadership (65 page academic paper evauating current definitions)


  At SEND U  (links to tons of resources)

  1. Communication by the leader

  2. Conflict management

  3. Expectations/Evaluations of a leader

  4. Family of the leader

  5. Finances

  6. Onboarding (orientation) of new people

  7. Personal Growth of the leader

  8. Personal Well-Being of the leader

  9. Supervision of others

  10. Team building

  11. Training Opportunities for mission leaders

  12. Transitioning to a new leadership role

  13. Understanding yourself as a leader

  14. Vision & Strategy



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At (Excellent indepth reviews by David Mays — Director of Learning Initiatives and Church Relations For The Mission Exchange [EFMA]) You can also subscribe for a free newsletter and/or purchase 650 book reviews on a CD Click on the links below to see book notes for his favorite Books on Leadership.

30 Days to Confident Leadership Bobb Biehl Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1998, 243 pp.
Ascent of a Leader: How ordinary relationships develop extraordinary character and influence Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and Ken McElrath Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000, 200 pp.
Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras Harper Business 1994,1997, 333 pp.
Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999, 199 pp.
First Things First Stephen R. Covey Simon & Schuster, 1994, 346 pp.
Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality How Six Essential Qualities Determine Your Success in Business Dr. Henry Cloud Collins, 2006, 282 pp., ISBN 0-06-084968-1
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box The Arbinger Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000, 180 pp ISBN 1-57675-174-0
Leadership is an Art Max DePree Doubleday, 1989, 136 pp. Leading Out of Who You Are: Discovering the Secret of Undefended Leadership Simon P. Walker Piquant Editions, 2007, 161 pp., ISBN 1-903689-43-0
The One Thing You Need To Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success Marcus Buckingham Free Press, 2005, 289 pp., ISBN 0-7432-6165-8
Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction Gary McIntosh and Samuel D. Rima, Sr. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1997, 233 pp.
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee Harvard Business School Press, 2002, 300 pp.
Spiritual Leadership J. Oswald Sanders Chicago: Moody Press, 1967
Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest Peter Block San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1993, 256 pp.
What Leaders Really Do John P. Kotter Harvard Business Review Book, 1999, 172 pp.


At Missionary

Selected Resources:Robert Clinton. The Making of a Leader. 2nd Ed. NAVPress, 1988, 2012.

David Dougherty: “Planning to Grow and Change: OMF Personal Development Planning”. Available by email.

Read through the “Mission Leader Profile” as a sample of what a multi-dimensional competency profile looks like in the WEA book by Robert Brynjolfson and Jonathan Lewis (eds). Integral Ministry Training. William Carey/WEA-Mission Commission, 2006,

Paul R. Ford. Knocking Over the Leadership Ladder. ChurchSmart, 2006.

_____. Your Leadership Grip—a three part Spiritual Gifts assessment process. ChurchSmart,

_____. Discovering Your Ministry Identity. ChurchSmart,

_____. “Discovering Your Blueprint for Living in Body Life Design.” In Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor.The Global Mission Handbook: Your Guide to Crosscultural Service. NAVPress, 2009.

_____. Moving from I to We: Recovering the Biblical Vision for Stewarding the Church. NAVPress, 2013.

Kouzes and Posner. The Leadership Challenge. 3rd. Ed. Jossey-Bass, 2006.


At SENDu    These books have been recommended by various SEND leaders.

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