Written by Guest Blogger and GMI Author Shini Yesudian Abraham
Have you ever wondered what makes leaders “tick?” What influences their decision-making? In Decision Time you will be introduced to three kinds of leaders—Influencers, Initiators, and Implementers—working at the forefront of dynamic kingdom work in India.
Influencers extend influence over many. They are the catalysts behind the start of entirely new ministries and the leaders of networks and movements. Meet Influencers like Dr. Prakash Yesudian—first Executive Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), India—who preached the gospel through radio programs, authored many books, and composed songs like “Yesu Pothume” and “Ulagor Unnai Pakaithalum” for nearly half a century. But his greatest legacy may be the influence he had on other leaders.
Initiators are a younger group of leaders that show the highest likelihood of initiating new congregations, new start-up team ministries and new ministry departments. They are the emerging innovators that can be found at the heart of new ministry efforts in India. Meet initiators like Mrs. Kavitha Emmanuel who represent the changing face of ministry looks in the Indian context today.
Implementers are found at the grassroots of Indian ministry efforts. They are the ones immersed in contextualised and practical details in the day-to-day implementation and running of ministry initiatives. Meet implementers like Arun Ankam who help translate vision into reality.
What makes each one of these leader’s unique? How can you work best with them? How can the three kinds of leaders work together to further the cause of Christ in India? Decision Time helps answer these questions and brings insight into understanding their unique strengths and gain insight into why it is vital for all three profiles to work together.