About Us


LeaderSource's strategy begins with research and development of "models" ‒ the conceptual frameworks that show the Bible's standard for leadership, servant leadership, healthy leaders, practices of exemplary leaders, leader development, generational succession of leadership, and leading change, etc. On the basis of these models, LeaderSource prepares resources, conducts learning events, and engages in individual consulting and coaching to empower three groups of people to teach the model to indigenous leaders. These are:

  • LeaderSource teaching staff: team members who travel to the nations and engage with key leaders.
  • LeaderSource indigenous staff: team members who are using the ConneXions Model in their own context and who have the calling and capacity to share it with other leaders in their own nations and regions.
  • Associates: selected pastors and leaders from around the world who have extensive leadership experience as well as the capacity to teach the ConneXions Model to leaders and help them to apply the principles in their own leader development work.

LeaderSource team members work with indigenous leaders in the following ways:

  1. We are visionaries. We envision leaders with a vision for building healthy leaders and healthy churches.
  2. We are spiritual mothers and fathers. We nurture leaders in their own spiritual lives, biblical understanding, marriages, families and ministries. One of the greatest needs of leaders around the world is for spiritual mothers and fathers. Our team provides love, prayer, care and support for leaders.
  3. We are teachers. We train leaders on the core principles and practices of healthy leader development. We do not just give them a particular curriculum or preplanned leader development “package” but instead help them to internalize the fundamental biblical principles of holistic leader development.
  4. We are mentors. We coach them on an ongoing basis as they form and implement their own training designs in their own environments. We also consult with them on a wide variety of life and leadership issues.
  5. We are providers. We resource them with printed materials, models, frameworks, tools, examples of learning design, and case studies of effective leader development in a variety of contexts, and other pertinent resources.
  6. We are pioneers. We help leaders launch new forms of training in various ministry sectors, exploring what really works in their local context.
  7. We are networkers. We help them network with leaders from other ministries and church planting movements who are wrestling with the same issues – for mutual learning, collaboration, encouragement and leader care. We also network with other ministries who share a similar vision and who serve the national churches.

Ultimately, the leaders we serve will have both the vision and capacity to design and execute their own leader development work in a way that is appropriate to their own cultures and communities. This high level of indigenous ownership and depth of true contextualization are two unique characteristics of LeaderSource's strategy.


The high level of indigenous ownership and depth of true contextualization are two unique characteristics of LeaderSource's strategy.

For more on our strategy of Indigenous Leader Development, please see our white paper on this subject