Congregational transformational leadership
This study was carried out under the topic: Congregational Transformational Leadership. It explores how church leaders in the Province of the Anglican Church of Uganda-Mityana Diocese can attain congregational and community transformation through leadership lifestyle, team building and teamwork in their vicinity. The paper presents the state of the church in Uganda and its challenges. It is from these seemingly insurmountable contemporary challenges facing congregations and the communities that I propose, and argue for the need of a congregational transformational leadership model. The reason congregations and communities are static, and challenges seem overwhelming amidst a changing culture environment, is that church leaders are relying on an ineffective exclusive model of leadership. The study establishes a model which emphasizes discipleship practices, leadership character, team building and promotion of teamwork as a means of fostering congregational transformation. The study reveals that Church leaders need to experience a deep personal change and growth which comes as a result of discipleship practices. The practices inculcate in a leader a sacred heart, a commendable character and interpersonal skills which are springboard for public witness, teambuilding and pedagogy to the young generation to alter their lifestyle in the community. The paper further reveals that leaders and congregant who engage in discipleship practices, experience spiritual liveliness and urgency for change as they seek to discern God’s will and action in the life of the congregation and the community. The study establishes that congregational transformational leadership is not a one person’s call but a collaborative call, compelling church leaders to promote collective participation in ministry by identifying, recruiting, and equipping team members for effective transformational ministry. Through teamwork different gifts of congregates are utilized regardless of their diversity in tribes, age, culture, gender, education level and economic status. The study suggests nine stages of fostering congregational transformation in Mityana Diocese.