All over the world the question is repeated: How can we multiply Christ-like servant leaders? And how can we encourage Christian leaders to work together, rather than in isolation or in competition? It takes only a brief time with an A3 cohort to see that these leaders are discovering the answers. The components of effective leadership training can be found in a variety of current approaches, e.g. biblical foundations, experienced practitioners as teachers, individualized coaching, exposure to best practices, personal reflection exercises, discussion of case studies, written analysis, application to current ministry situations, time for rest and prayer and personal sharing, alternation of intensive learning times with opportunity for implementation in the field, etc. But what sets A3 apart is the way they are combined in a process of proven effectiveness. In my nearly 40 years of ministry and research, with special focus on leadership development, I haven't seen anything quite like it.
Dr. David W. Bennett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Global Associate Director for Collaboration & Content, The Lausanne Movement
A3 Board of Directors