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
Complete The Equipping Ministry - A Biblical Basis for Leadership Development & Team Building.
Apply a Gift Assessment for students using and the PLACE profile.
Use a spiritual growth plan for the Leadership Team that includes weekly conferences.
Read A Manifesto for Growing Leaders on Your Campus by Tim Elmore.
Complete Servanthood - A Biblical Basis for Servant Leadership by end of your second fall semester.
Organize and implement two Leadership Team Retreats - one before school in the fall and one in the spring.
Develop a leadership strategy for your BSM including leadership structure, recruitment plan, and personal growth plan (implementation to begin April of first year).
Read Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders
Continue developing your campus leadership strategy.
Enlist a Campus Missionary Intern for year 3.
Visit another like campus (with similar leadership structure).
Discipleship / Small Groups Resources
Top Reading Recommendations
A Manifesto for Growing Leaders on Your Campus by Tim Elmore
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton
Additional Reading Recommendations
Habitudes Series by Tim Elmore (use with students)
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry & Greaves
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
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
Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels
Disciples Prayer Life Walking in Fellows by T.W. Hunt
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
Jesus on Leadership by Gene Wilkes
Mentoring: How to Invest Your Life in Others by Tim Elmore
Personal Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren
Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church by Reggie McNeal
Serve to Lead: Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System by James M. Strock
Spiritual Disciplines Companion: Bible Studies and Practices to Transform Your Soul by Jan Johnson
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John Maxwell
A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal
Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James Collins and Jerry Porras
Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Self Leadership by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi
Uniquely You in Christ (spiritual gifts and personality types profile) by Mels Carbonell, 1-800-501-0490
Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems by Barry Johnson
The Bridger Generation by Thom S. Rainer
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell
What Leaders Really Do by John Kotter
The Equipping of Disciples by John Hendrix and Lloyd Householder
Developing a Leadership Culture by Joyce Ashcraft
The Mother Duck Principle of Leadership by Brenda Sanders
Spiritual Growth Tracts adapted from Roger Matkin's Nurturing Spiritual Growth (used with permission)
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