Model Briefs

These model briefs, written by Malcolm Webber, are an excellent introduction to what LeaderSource does around the world. These brief summaries articulate how we can redefine leader development and change the way Christian leaders are built!

The Core Elements of the Healthy Church Model (French)
A healthy church is centered around Christ and connected to Him, with every member functioning properly (Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 28:18-20). The Healthy Church Model gives us a simple but robust foundation for building a healthy and unified church.

Summary of the ConneXions Model of Leader Development ( Arabic | Bulgarian | Chinese | Dutch | Hausa, West Africa | French | Indonesian | Ukrainian | Marathi | Hindi )
In a nutshell, these are the core ideas in the ConneXions model: building the whole person through a holistic process. Just as we must intentionally build all of the 5Cs (Christ, Community, Character, Calling and Competencies) in the leader's life, so we must design processes of leader development that include all four dynamics of transformation (Spiritual, Relational, Experiential and Instructional). None can be neglected!

Summary of the Principles of Healthy Leader Development ( Arabic | Bulgarian | Chinese | French | Indonesian | Ukrainian | Marathi | Hindi )
The 18 core principles of the ConneXions model of leader development. Leader development will look different from nation to nation, from culture to culture, from situation to situation, from time to time; but these biblical principles will be effective anywhere.

Seven Key Paradigm Shifts ( Arabic | ( Chinese | French | Indonesian | Marathi | Hindi )
These are the seven key paradigm shifts to transform the way leaders are built. This is how we can build Christian leaders who will, once again, turn the world upside down!

A Letter from an Emerging Leader ( Arabic | Chinese | French | Hausa, West Africa | Indonesian | Ukrainian | Marathi | Hindi )
Written in first person narrative, this letter from an emerging leader gives a clear, simple and powerful revelation of how leaders are built.

Indigenous Leader Development ( Arabic | Chinese | French | Indonesian | Marathi | Hindi )
This brief outlines the three main approaches to leader development, and then describes how to achieve truly indigenous leader development.

The Need for a Broad Culture of Leader Development ( Indonesian | Arabic | Marathi | Hindi )
Rather than only having tightly-defined training programs for a few, it is important to nurture a broad culture of leader development across the life of our churches and ministries. In this kind of organizational culture, our need for leaders will not go unmet. In fact, we will have no lack of leaders; they will rise up naturally and organically in every corner of the ministry! Moreover, our leader development programs will not suffer either. Those programs will be greatly enhanced by the constant and pervasive “life-building” all around them; every emerging leader will be both giving and receiving life nurture within the community.

Does "Active Learning" Work in East Asia?
The ConneXions Model promotes “active learning” in the leader development process, and this is very different from the traditional East Asian approach to learning. Because of this difference, will ConneXions work in East Asia? This brief answers that question in the words of current and past East Asian students in our programs.

LeaderStream: A Generational Stream of Life, Truth, Vision and Leadership Succession
God is infinite and outside of time. He sees everything ‒ past, present and future.
Consequently, God has one purpose all through history that is expressed through many generations, not just through individuals or through one generation. Everything we do should carry this vision!

Shaping a Culture of Generosity
Developed in collaboration with GenerousChurch, this model aims to bring Christian leaders into a deep and personal embracing of generosity in their own lives and to help them shape a vibrant culture of generosity in the churches and ministries they lead.