This case study details the authors’ work to fulfill a consultative request from an elder group to do significant self‐reflection about their spiritual life and their practice of being good leaders. In response, the authors developed a rationale for considering resilience and spiritual vitality while exploring congregational leadership as vision work, relational work, and administrative work. With this theological grounding, the authors prepared an instrument that measures the capacity for resilience and spiritual vitality in the life of lay leaders. The instrument also creates reflection around three dimensions of leadership. The survey categories included: spiritual and personal life, a leader’s life with others, and the three dimensions of leadership, including vision, pastoral, and administrative. The development of the assessment explores distinct leadership categories that hold promise for constructive maturation of a leadership team.
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Coble, Shelby and Reed, Carson
"The Soul of a Leader: A Case Study in the Theory and Development of a Reflective Instrument,"
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry: Vol. 9:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/discernment/vol9/iss1/2