Leadership development is integral to the health of the church. Church ministries need to be led, and new ministries need to be started. Everyone in the church has been given a spiritual gift to use, and many people have leadership gifts. The question is, how do we help people become better leaders?
USMB is addressing this need by supporting the Leadership Pipeline in partnership with USMB Youth.
Led by mobilizers Kyle Goings, Russ Claassen and Heidi Quiring, the Leadership Pipeline identifies, invests in and empowers leaders for vocational ministry by providing ministry internships in partnership with USMB churches and organizations across North America.
The Pipeline, with USMB districts, churches and institutions, helps identify “home grown” leaders and invests in student interns to help confirm their calling.
We want to bring more vocational pastors, church planters, missionaries
and ministry workers into the developmental pipeline.
USMB’s LEAD Initiatives provide another avenue for leadership development. Our desire is to encourage our pastors to be about what God has called them to be and to equip people for ministry: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:11-12).