Leading the sent: Key issues and ways forward

A century or more ago Hudson Taylor, Rowland Bingham, John Newton, Lady Mary Kinnaird and Howard Guinness were out in the world doing risky, seemingly crazy things to share the gospel in hard places, mobilising others to follow their vision and laying the foundation for organisations that are still mobilising, sending and supporting faithful servants seeking to see the gospel spread to this day. Through interviews with leaders at multiple levels in five different organisations and a review of both Christian and secular leadership theory, the project identified three key issues for leadership in this kind of organisation and nine possible ways forward. Read more …

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 

1 Peter 5:2-3

Leadership is one of the most observed but least understood phenomena on earth.

James MacGregor Burns


This project was completed with the support of an Anglican Deaconess Ministries 2020 Fellowship.