Have you as a leader ever wished for more hands-on development and mentoring from a ministry veteran? Wouldn't that kind of investment accelerate, deepen and intensify your leadership skills and impact? God is raising up a generation of young ministry leaders—protégés—who need guidance in their calling to serve and lead people in the pursuit of God. These protégés need our help. Steve Saccone has a history of being part of this calling to help the called. With over a decade of leadership development experience, he has, through God's help, catalyzed the growth and character of protégés around the globe. In this book Saccone shows how you can raise up leaders from within your own community and develop them into passionate, faithful servants of God. You will be personally challenged to grow as you discover how to cultivate a culture of leadership development in your ministry. In a sense we are all protégés who have much to learn and much to teach—and we can either help those who are behind us or seek help from those who are ahead of us. Along the way, we'll watch the kingdom grow in our midst. (Amazon.com)
Part 1: Character- Four Deadly Sins of Emerging Leaders
Part 2: Relationships- Three Critical Tensions of Relational Leadership
Part 3: Communication- The Connectivity of the Poet
Part 4: Mission- The Movement of the Gospel
Part 5: Entrepreneurial Leadership- The Power of Possibility
Application: Not designed as a tool for use with small groups, but is divided into meaty, "in between meeting" size chunks, making it suitable for use as such, especially useful for church councils and pastoral peer learning groups as they seek to develop their own leadership skills and set a vision for the leadership development of their congregation.