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Home Grown Leaders

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1. Overview

2. Understanding Leadership

3. Values for Christian Leaders

4. Patterns of Spiritual Leadership Emergence

5. The Spirit's Role in Leadership Development

6. The Existing Leader's Role in Leadership Development

7. The "Emergent" Leader's Role

8. Summary and Recommendations


Book Format: Paperback
by: Edgar J. Elliston (Author)
Home Grown Leaders gives an approach for developing Christian leaders whether they be small group leaders, supervisors of multiple small groups, or pastors. It relies on both a biblical foundation and contemporary leadership theory. This book is currently being used to inform leadership trainers in many different parts of the world.


  • Edgar Elliston has a rare quality: the ability to set biblical truths in a context that is informed academically and relevant practically. Whether you are in Kerala, Kansas, or Kenya, Elliston gives you a biblical base to evaluate secular leadership models, and condenses for you the essence of the process God is using globally to raise up local church leadership. There is nothing else like it.
    Thom Wolfsenior pastor, The Church on Brady, Los Angeles, California assistant professor of urban education, Grand Canyon University, Los Angeles campus
  • This is no ordinary book about leadership development. It is intensely realistic, culturally sensitive, biblically insightful, practically useful, and spiritually focused. Dr. Elliston clearly identifies the Biblical values that are foundational in Christian leadership development.
    Charles Cookpresident, North American Christian Convention of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ
  • A valuable book for trainers working in inner-city local church-based leadership training institutes. I found the chapter on "The Existing Leaders' Role in Leadership Development" to be most useful in our work of training leaders for inner-city Los Angeles. I heartily recommend it as a resource for inner-city training schools.
    Ranjit DeSilvadean, Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute, Los Angeles, California

Additional Details

  • Pages: 190
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 1992
  • ISBN: 9780878082360
  • Vendor: William Carey Library