Dr. Ian A. Edwards
Next Generation Leadership: Identifying and Developing Youth to Become Leaders in the Church
This focus group will explore and address the need for intentional engagement and involvement of youth in the church through a mentorship model that cultivates spiritual and leadership qualities to produce effective future leaders. Participants will be introduced to leadership practices, church sustainment and growth strategies through a continuum of developed leaders from among the youth and the overall advantages and potential this model has to transform communities. The goal of this group is to equip church leaders with an inclusive model of developing leaders that recognizes the gifts and abilities of youth as a catalyst for sustained effectiveness in 21st Century ministry.
Dr. Edwards is Senior Pastor and Founder of Winning Souls Evangelistic Church, Pasadena, MD, and The Church at Bowie, Bowie, MD.