Strategic Leadership and Communication Lessons From the Reformers
The Reformation succeeded because of a combination of effective communication strategies and leadership development. This session explores several examples of each of these and look at their implications for today. In terms of communications, we look at the impact of the printing press for both literate and illiterate culture, including vernacular literature, broadsides, and theological and polemical treatises. The leadership development section looks at the importance of a well-educated clergy, and particularly the training programme for missionary pastors established by Calvin in Geneva. Some contemporary examples of Christians in media drawn from the Centurions programme are included.