Leadership Development / Team Building

A strategy of developing leaders from and for the harvest is central to the HARVEST culture. The goal of this area is to assist students in discovering and exercising their spiritual gifts by serving in leadership roles in BSM.

Discipleship / Small Groups Givens

Biblical Basis: John 13, Philippians 2, Ephesians 4:11–12

Pacesetter: Involve 10-15 students per staff member as leaders of the BSM appointing leadership prior to the next semester start date.

Spiritual Focus: Meet regularly with leadership of BSM as coach/mentor assisting each student in spiritual formation, personal concerns, and ministry focus.

Equipping: Train students so they can train others, creating exponential growth.

Incarnational: Exhibit an equipping ministry throughout the entire BSM structure.

Discipleship / Small Groups Tasks for New Workers

  1. Complete The Equipping Ministry - A Biblical Basis for Leadership Development & Team Building.

  2. Apply a Gift Assessment for students using and the PLACE profile.

  3. Use a spiritual growth plan for the Leadership Team that includes weekly conferences.

  4. Read A Manifesto for Growing Leaders on Your Campus by Tim Elmore.

  5. Complete Servanthood - A Biblical Basis for Servant Leadership by end of your second fall semester.

  6. Organize and implement two Leadership Team Retreats - one before school in the fall and one in the spring.

  7. Develop a leadership strategy for your BSM including leadership structure, recruitment plan, and personal growth plan (implementation to begin April of first year).

  8. Read Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders

  9. Continue developing your campus leadership strategy.

  10. Enlist a Campus Missionary Intern for year 3.

  11. Visit another like campus (with similar leadership structure).

Discipleship / Small Groups Resources

Additional Reading Recommendations

    1. Habitudes Series by Tim Elmore (use with students)

    2. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry & Greaves

    3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

    4. Growing Leaders Website offers events, tools and comprehensive programs that promote healthy character and leadership development in the next generation. We also offer a variety of resources for the parents, teachers, coaches and mentors who shape their lives

Further Reading Recommendations

  1. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels

  2. Disciples Prayer Life Walking in Fellows by T.W. Hunt

  3. Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby

  4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins

  5. Jesus on Leadership by Gene Wilkes

  6. Mentoring: How to Invest Your Life in Others by Tim Elmore

  7. Personal Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren

  8. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church by Reggie McNeal

  9. Serve to Lead: Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System by James M. Strock

  10. Spiritual Disciplines Companion: Bible Studies and Practices to Transform Your Soul by Jan Johnson

  11. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John Maxwell

  12. A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal

  13. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima

  14. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James Collins and Jerry Porras

  15. Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Self Leadership by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi

  16. Uniquely You in Christ (spiritual gifts and personality types profile) by Mels Carbonell, 1-800-501-0490

  17. Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems by Barry Johnson

  18. The Bridger Generation by Thom S. Rainer

  19. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell

  20. What Leaders Really Do by John Kotter

  21. The Equipping of Disciples by John Hendrix and Lloyd Householder

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