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Mission-Focused Leadership Development
Mission-Focused Leadership Development
Leadership Development

Being Mission-Focused—one of the twelve recommended leadership development competencies—includes:

  • Purpose-driven leadership.
  • Having a clear sense of the mission of the congregation and keeping the congregation focused on that mission.
  • Having a clear sense of one’s own mission or call.

Core Values

We are obligated to use our resources to help build the Beloved Community. Although we have a sense of responsibility and commitment to the stewardship of the institutional aspects of the church, we understand that its purpose is greater than the church itself.


  • Develop and reflect on one's own sense of call.
  • Use the congregation's mission as a touch-stone while doing the work of the church.



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The Growing Church:
Keys to Congregational Vitality

Thom Belote
From Skinner House Books
Also available as an eBook from Google eBooks or as an eBook from Kindle eBooks. The Growing Church is an open invitation to experience the progress of some of our fast-growing congregations and to see ministry through the eyes of those who have led their congregations toward...

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