A healthy church culture is identified by the following three marks:

  • A strong identity in the Lord
  • A really clear mission
  • A commitment to making leaders


dtl-bookMany churches do not develop leaders intentionally and consistently. When leaders emerge from some churches, it is often by accident. Something is missing. Something is off.

Authors Eric Geiger (author of bestselling Simple Church and Creature of the Word) and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders. All three are essential for leaders to be formed through the ministry of a local church.

From the first recordings of history God has made it clear that He has designed creation to be led by His covenant people. More than that, He has decided what His people are to do with that leadership. Whether you are called to lead your home, in the marketplace, in God’s church, or in your community, if you are called by God you are called to lead others to worship the glory of God in Jesus Christ.

God has designed His people to lead.

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About The Author

Kevin is the lead pastor and an elder at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. In partnership with founding and preaching pastor Matt Carter, he has seen God grow the Austin Stone from a small gathering of young people to a city-loving church of over 7000. Kevin’s passion is to equip and mobilize Christ-exalting leaders in the home, church, city and globe. He has received a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D.Min in Leadership from Southern Seminary. He is the joyful husband of Leslie and father to three beautiful girls, Ellie, Halle and Ivey.

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