Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church

Baker, 2004
ISBN: 9780801091711


How can a Christian leader empower others to lead? A follow up to Aubrey MalphursBeing Leaders, the groundbreaking Building Leaders provides a biblical blueprint for finding and developing leaders who will carry on and expand the work of your church. Countering the current leadership development crisis, this book is unique in helping leaders to grow other leaders in a local church context.

Worried that you don’t have time to develop leaders? You’re not alone. Tight budgets, small staffs, and endless administrative duties leave many pastors feeling overwhelmed. But without continually “giving the ministry away,” churches miss the opportunity to double their efforts to reach the world for Christ.

Building Leaders includes a leadership development guide, thought-provoking questions, and surveys. It will help your church design a unique leadership development model regardless of its size or budget.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Offers advice on training leaders
  • Includes a leadership development guide and discussion questions
  • Builds on Malphur’s Being Leaders


  • Pouring the Proper Foundation: Preparation for Developing Leaders
    • Leaders, Who Needs Them? The Importance of Developing Leaders
    • Some Common Delays: Problems in Developing Leaders
    • The Challenge of Empowerment: The Heart Required for Developing Leaders
  • Following the Blueprints: Practices for Developing Leaders
    • How Jesus Developed Leaders: What the Savior Teaches Us about Leadership Development, Part 1
    • How Jesus Used Metaphors to Develop Leaders: What the Savior Teaches Us about Leadership Development, Part 2
    • How Early Churches Developed Leaders: What the Church Teaches Us about Leadership Development
  • Moving from Foundation to Finish: The Process for Developing Leaders
    • Who Will Read the Blueprints? The Personnel for Developing Leaders
    • Putting the Process in Motion: The Procedures for Developing Leaders, Phase 1
    • How to Grow Leaders: The Procedures for Developing Leaders, Phase 2
    • Designing the Leadership-Development Process: The Procedures for Developing Leaders, Phase 3
    • The Finishing Touches: The Procedures for Developing Leaders, Phase 4
    • Home Improvement: Guidelines for Improving the Process
    • Turning a House into a Home: Creating a Leadership Culture
  • Looking at Model Homes: The Product of Developing Leaders
    • The Story of a Small Church: Developing Leaders in Small Churches
    • The Story of a Large Church: Developing Leaders in Large Churches

Praise for the Print Edition

If you want a practical guide your church can use to develop a leadership culture, this book is for you. Pastor, it boils down to this: do what Jesus did. He trained leaders, and so must you.

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About the Authors

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of pastoral ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training, and is the author of more than 20 ministry books, including Doing Church: A Biblical Guide for Leading Ministries through Change.

Will Mancini (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the founder and president of Auxano, a church consulting ministry whose mission is to navigate church leaders through growth challenges and vision clarity.


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