Relational leadership and the missional church

Show simple item record Breedt, Jacob Johannes Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) 2013-11-01T09:12:04Z 2013-11-01T09:12:04Z 2013-09-03
dc.description.abstract The global realities regarding cultural shifts and the transition between traditional, modern and postmodern world perspectives have particular implications for leadership in general. In several institutions, including those in commercial, educational, medical and religious circles, leaders face the challenges of constant change in lifestyle, relational intelligence and responsibility. The combined impact of these changes in thought and culture, information technology, globalisation and racial, ethnic and religious pluralism has displaced the historic role the church has traditionally played. In this article it was argued that the church would have to take a hard look at relationships, in order to be the successful missional church which was demonstrated by Jesus Christ. The church needs to change, evolve and advance in relational intelligence and leadership – and leaders should set the pace. This implies that a paradigm shift is necessary; it is believed that this can be achieved through the proposed relational leadership style, as clearly demonstrated in the Trinitarian discussion. The Trinity, especially a relational Trinity, revealed the core understanding of missional ecclesiology and leadership and showed that as a result of the total ‘oneness’ of God, there is no hierarchical order in the Godhead and as such the church should function and operate with the Trinity as its model and example. en
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dc.identifier.citation Breedt, J.J. & Niemandt, C.J.P., 2013, 'Relational leadership and the missional church', Verbum et Ecclesia 34(1), Art. #819, 9 pages. 10.4102/ve.v34i1.819 en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v34i1.819
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Missional church en
dc.subject Relational leadership en
dc.subject Relational Trinitarian ecclesiology en
dc.subject Triune God en
dc.subject Relational intelligence en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Doctrinal en
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church en
dc.title Relational leadership and the missional church en
dc.type Article en

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