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Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
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VENTER, L.  and  HERMANS, C.A.M.. A framework of five transformative leadership competencies for church leaders in the DRC. Acta theol. [online]. 2020, vol.40, suppl.30, pp.158-181. ISSN 2309-9089.

What framework of transformational leadership competencies could guide the development of church leaders in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) with regard to the changes facing the church in South Africa in the 21stcentury? The article summarises the results of a Delphi research to find consensus on the formulated research question in a panel of 25 DRC leadership experts. Five competencies are formulated: spirituality, sense-making, visioning, relationships, and implementing. Spirituality in the agreed upon framework is characterised as biblical and missional. The competencies are linked to the so-called 4 Capability Framework of Leadership (Ancona). The authors show what is new and unique in the transformative framework for ministers in the DRC. One of these outcomes is a very strong link between spirituality and transformative leadership.

Keywords : Transformative leadership; Church leaders; DRC.

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