Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,
A Training Resource for Pastors and Ministries Leaders
“Elevating Excellence: Secrets to Closing the Leadership Gap” is designed to help church leaders:
• Build a Ministry Team – Identify and Fill the Gaps
• Evaluate Present Weaknesses
• Provide Tools for Communication and Interaction among the Ministry Team
• Establish Ministry Goals
• Develop Visionary Leaders
The Leadership kit includes a leader’s guide, a participant workbook, the DVD video sessions, and Curtis Wallace’s book “The Leadership Gap.” Each training session is organized into three modules which follow a natural progression. (1) Speaks to the pastor, or leader, (2) Speaks to the Staff, (3) Speaks to everyone, or the corporate body or organization.
I found the “Bridge the Gap” questions in the participant’s workbook pertinent and probing and the exercises to be practical and stimulating, especially in areas of establishing priority and developing relationships.
Curtis Wallace addresses these issues from a broad base of actual experience, not theory. The material is relevant for every level of management, empowering the team, building confidence, and meeting expectations.
“Elevating Excellence: Secrets to Closing the Leadership Gap” is an important training resource for: Church key leadership, everyone on the ministry team, and as a resource for seminary and Bible school students. The principles can easily be adapted for non-profit organizations or any business enterprise application as well.
A complimentary copy of this material was provided for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Destiny Image Publishers
P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0-7684-0384-8, $ 129.99, 2013