The teachings of Christian leadership have been dominated by a focus on the influence of a leader on its followers. Samuel Deressa's new book, Leadership Formation in the African Context, highlights how an African concept of community and holistic approach to ministry provides a biblically sound approach to understanding leadership formation and practice in this new age. This book links the issue of missional leadership with the life of the congregation. It provides theological and practical insights into how we can understand leadership formation in contexts where churches are engaged in the Missio Dei as a community of believers.
About the Author
Samuel Deressa is Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University, St. Paul. His published books include A Church for the World: A Church's Role in Fostering Democracy and Sustainable Development (2020), which he co-edited with Josh de Keijzer, and The Life, Works, and Witness of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, the Ethiopian Bonhoeffer (2017), which he co-edited with Sarah Wilson. He has written numerous articles for books and journals on Christianity in the Global South.