• STKESWORTH L. SHADEED Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies


Church leadership plays an important role in the growth and expansion of the church. It has been observed that different leadership styles are used to lead and manage the church in territories where the church is well established, however, there are still many places where the Gospel has not penetrated. Perhaps one of the reasons that these territories have not been entered is the fact that the right leadership style is not being implemented. These hard to reach territories generally come with challenges that the established leadership styles often neglect or fear to address. Therefore new leadership strategies should be considered in regard to reaching unentered territories and Pioneering Leadership is a proposed leadership style for the matter at hand.

Keywords: Pioneer, leadership, unentered territories, vision, uncertainty, faith

Author Biography

STKESWORTH L. SHADEED, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

Stkesworth Shadeed is a DMin student (emphasis in Church Mission) at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). Prior to his studies at AIIAS, he has served at Ethiopia Adventist College (EAC) for ten years in different capacities. On the tertiary level he has served as a lecturer of theological and non-theological subjects and on the primary and secondary levels he has served as the principal of the EAC Overseas School, and as a Bible teacher in the elementary and high school branches of the said institution. He is also currently involved in various preaching and church planting ministries.