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The repercussions of the leadership crises in the last quarter-century have spurred new approaches to leadership and its development. This article argues for the use of Uri Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological development theory as a framework for developing authentic leaders in the church. The first section overviews the components of authentic leadership. The next section examines four facets of the bioecological theory that directly influence leadership development. In the final section, four action steps are proposed to enhance leadership development in the church.

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