This Leader’s Guide presents a model of Christian transformation to guide a congregation through a journey of spiritual renewal in fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer in John 17. The accompanying Participant’s Guide consists of a six-week plan of Bible studies that, along with sermons and worship, will help generate congregational feedback critical to establishing a twenty-four-month action plan for the congregation.
The Leader’s Guide begins with a number of biblical examples of spiritual leadership. Referring to these models, the authors offer pastors important thoughts on choosing, equipping, and encouraging leaders to collaborate with them as they enter a time of discernment. By applying biblical principles through this intentional process of congregational engagement, churches will understand their calling as they move from a wilderness of inward focus to God’s Promised Land for Jesus’ disciples.