Kelly Brown, author of Equipping Lay Venture Leaders writes that an intentional leadership process is imperative so technical and adaptive changes can be made by leaders in a rapidly changing world to help leaders be prepared to move the mission forward. This must be an intentional, ongoing process, which grows out of the disciple-making system and helps identify, empower, and deploy leaders. We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to bring us new leaders; for us to see their gifts and potential; and for their leadership journey.
When we look at creating a culture of leadership development in our churches, we should take the best of all the other approaches and focus on establishing an intentional process of growing leaders. Brown writes that the best approach for leadership development in a church or other organization is a combination of several of the approaches, many of which are reviewed in this book, accompanied with an intentional overall strategy.
Equipping Lay Venture Leaders is written to help the local church focus on organizational goals, specific areas in the congregation where the leader is working or serving, and focus on the needs of the individual leader.