“How does this study of Christian leadership in Africa differ from others?” Unlike other documents on the topic, African Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact is the result of many years of solid, qualitative and quantitative research conducted in three countries across a wide range of denominations and ethnicities. This feature alone sets the book apart from others and it is the basis for important new contributions to understanding the realities of Christian leadership in contemporary African societies.
While many emphasize the need for more and better-prepared leaders for African churches, few have reflected on the nature of Christian leadership itself. Fewer still are those who have written on the qualities needed in African Christian leaders.
I commend the authors of the study and the agency that funded it for research designed, conducted and reported on in a coherent and collaborative manner. It is my earnest hope that the overall approach taken in the research and in writing the book would stimulate similar undertakings in the years to come. You will find here many treasures as you read about and further explore African Christian leadership.