Today, there are much demands for Christian educators in local churches to demonstrate more effectiveness in relationship with their learners. The leadership problem in the educational ministry of churches these days is not simply due to lack of leaders, but due to lack of enough leaders who can understand and practice effective principles of Christian leadership, resulting in both the leader and the learner to grow and become batter in the pursuit of worthy and valued Christian mission. Teaching and leading involve more than the demonstration of technical competency. They are moral endeavors because teaching and leading require human action undertaken on behalf of other human beings by another. Christian educator should be a relational leader. Transformational leadership components point to the specific elements and patterns that distinguish the behaviors and attitudes of followers, as well as the high performance leaders. There is no better place to study the influence of transformational leadership than in an organization like local churches that is to be transforming at its core. Christian educators can also take advantage of transformational leadership that integrates well with biblical principles. In this sense, focusing on followers’ satisfaction, the purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of transformational leadership in the field of Christian education and to provide an insight on how Christian educators view their own role as transformational agents in educational leadership. Transformational leader motivates, helps, guides, supports, and develops his or her followers by being a role model, an empowerer, and a mentor. It is often debated whether Christian educators in local churches lead and teach effectively in nurturing their learners to live a faithful Christian life. Christian educators who identify and develop themselves as transformational leaders can greatly contribute to accomplish this educational goal of the church. They can spark and enhance such demands and address some critical concerns in the educational ministry of local church.
Ⅱ. Transformational Leadership and Followers’ Satisfaction
Ⅲ. Transformational Leadership in the Church Context
Ⅳ. Application of Transformational Leadership among Christian Educators