“To prepare, equip, and sustain leaders”
A new set of practices and skills will be needed by the leaders of new worshiping communities. Alan Roxburgh, in his book The Missional Leader, says, “The challenge for so many church leaders, whether or not they have received formal training, is that they are not equipped to lead such a church. They were trained to pastor and teach in an existing church context to the satisfaction of its members…. We need the entrepreneurial leader who can birth new faith communities. We need the prophet who has learned the discipline of listening to God and is able to impart a clear vision and discerning counsel. We need the evangelist who can commend Christ with grace and authority and equip local church to communicate the good news…”
Part of the job of the 1001 team is to design and lead a variety of training opportunities to prepare, equip, and sustain the kind of prophetic leadership needed during a time of unprecedented change in the church.