What kind of leaders do we need to build the Kingdom of God and develop healthy churches in any context?
Maybe you’ve asked that question. It’s certainly one we’ve wrestled with at Global Disciples. And why leadership is included in our training approach. We want to develop leaders who reflect Christ, with a servant’s heart, and the vision and desire to see the Body of Christ multiplied in every culture and context.
Leaders like Kabibi. She’s from Uganda, and when she participated in a Global Disciples leadership development training, she caught the vision for church planting and mission among least-reached peoples.
So Kabibi stepped away from her comfortable role in a church in Kampala and took the bold step to go to an outlying community with no Christian witness and plant a new fellowship of believers.
Kabibi uses Global Disciples leadership training materials with around 200 people, through Bible studies and mentoring sessions. They’re learning about forgiveness, intimacy with God, relationships with family members, and modeling Christ.
She is also investing in developing and mentoring other young leaders with potential. Regina is in her early 20s and works with the youth and children in the church, and Kabibi is mentoring her. Regina also attended the Global Disciples leadership training where she was challenged to grow as a leader, and in her calling to serve and reach those still without Jesus Christ.
Kabibi’s influence and example is powerfully evident. In a context where leaders often tend to “lord it over” their people, this new fellowship will tell you that’s not the case with Kabibi. A recent visitor said it was “a delight to see committed visionary servant leadership in action.”
Isn’t that the kind of leader we all want to see? The kind we need for the Body of Christ here and around the world?