The core of leadership development is identifying, mentoring, retaining, and getting out of the way of leaders already in our communities. Christian Community Development restores, empowers, develops, and creates opportunities for leadership. As CCD practitioners, we desire to help develop citizens of the Beloved community and not just clients of our programs.
At the center of the leadership vacuum in marginalized and low-status communities is leadership and talent attrition. Too often, success is defined as being able to move out of marginalized and low-status communities, rather than remaining there. As a result, these communities may experience major drain on their local leadership talent.
For CCD ministries, developing leaders from the community is a huge priority that requires absolute commitment; the payoff is that our communities will be filled with strong Christian leaders who love their neighbors, and have the skills and abilities to lead our churches, organizations and other institutions that bring sustainable health to our communities.
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