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We understand that one of our main purposes is to engage and equip pastoral and lay leaders within the Church. To do this effectively, LDD has undertaken several initiatives that address various elements of cultivating our leaders.

Ability to recruit new leaders: With roughly 65% of our current leaders over the age of 50, and only 10% under the age of 35, recruiting new leaders is essential to the continued health and growth of the Church. * By focusing on specific methods that will attract new individuals to leadership ministry positions (either pastoral or lay), we feel that we can positively impact current age demographics of leadership within the Church. This will allow their leadership to effectively serve their communities and congregations. Content, accessibility, consistent engagement in LDD programs will play an important role in achieving this goal.

Ability to effectively develop leaders: With excellent, applicable, and accessible content, we will be able to more effectively develop our leaders’ skills and knowledge so that they are better equipped to accomplish the mission of the Church.

*These statistics were obtained from the survey. While there was global response, the majority of respondents were from North America.


Cultivate Leaders by providing applicable and accessible content, tools, and resources to all leaders within the Church.


  • Review and update existing content in each ministry
  • Identify and develop new content in each ministry that reflects current or emerging needs within the Church
  • Identify and create content in the most effective delivery method(s) for each continental area
  • Translate existing and all new content into additional languages
  • Increase the number of trainers in each continental area by 50% over the next 4 years
  • Research, purchase, and implement an LMS for global leadership development
  • Explore new areas of relevant ministries to include in LDD
  • Increase the number of training hours completed each year by 15%
  • Increase the number of unique participants in LDD training
  • Increase the number of leaders (pastoral and lay leaders) within the Church by 10% each year


Increase the number of young leaders within global Church leadership between the ages of 18-25 by 33% and ages 26-35 by 50%.



  • Create a nurturing environment for young leaders within the COGOP
  • Develop and implement a global strategy to recruit and retain young adult leaders
  • Increase retention of young leaders to a rate of 75%