I’ve found this post and the whole series from JR Woodward particularly insightful in applying the APEPT/APEST model of leadership to a western, contemporary church context. JR has a unique way of articulating these ideas into a framework that makes sense for me.
I first encountered this idea of missional leadership through the writing of Alan Hirsch in The Forgotten Ways, and I think I’ve been understanding more and more the necessity of having a well rounded ministerial team, and the synergy produced when people with different giftings are around the table.
These different personalities bring a healthy, multi-perspectival approach to strategy and ministry. Alternatively, I think they promote some good fights in meetings, as Patrick Lencioni suggests in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
I’m hoping to work through some of this with our Campus Minister Network in the future…