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Discipleship and Leadership Development

Here is a question I get a lot:  What’s the difference between discipleship and leadership development?  Good question.  Fundamentally, the process is the same, but the focus is different.

Discipleship, I learn to live like Jesus
Leadership development, I learn to lead like Jesus

Discipleship is primarily about character
Leadership development is primarily about competencies

Discipleship is about leading self
Leadership development is about leading others

Discipleship is about cultivating intimacy with God
Leadership development is about cultivating influence with people.