Shared Missional Community Leadership based on Soma Identities

As Kaleo continues to invest in the life of our local church one of the desires brought up is to more greatly share leadership. Could there be a shared leadership model based on our identities? In this, Zac Anderson and Jeff Ramsey brought up an idea about what shared leadership looks like based on our identities as family, missionaries, servants, and learners.

We discussed what activities, roles, and areas of focus a leader in each identity might have.

Family: encouragement, teaching, care (know needs!), hospitality, counseling, DNA brother to brother, children, admin, historian, pay bills
Missionary: faithful to living out the mission, evangelist, seek opportunities for mission and service, outward passion
Servants: empathy, intuitive, gifts of service, hospitality, deacon, serving community, Sunday gathering
Learners/Disciples: scriptures, DNA, teach MC members (know how to teach), godly example, equipping, facilitating gospel in all of life, storying, coaching

How do you share leadership? What are the obstacles to enacting a shared leadership model?

Concurrently, Caesar who met with the Missio guys and a church in Austin that spoke about how they share leadership based on GCM. One of the missional aspects they discussed was a ‘Community’ leader could even be a person who is not a believer.

1 Comment
  • MK @ Teach Sunday School

    February 8, 2012, 9:24 am

    This is such a fascinating topic, I feel. I do think that I share my leadership, especially with the parents of my children’s ministry students. I’m consistently keeping in touch with them and following up to see how their worship is going at home. Also, I share my leadership with my church’s pastor. His teachings to my students’ parents have quite a bit to do with how my kids are taught and how they worship at home.