The condition and health of local churches is closely related to the condition and health of the leaders who serve them. Churches that thrive spiritually are led by leaders who are thriving spiritually. 

One factor that affects the spiritual vitality of leaders is the terms agreed with a church on which they will serve together. The aim of this code of best practice is to promote positive, grace-filled relationships that ensure leaders are well-nourished and sustained.

The Code and supporting resources were developed by an interdenominational working group convened by Living Leadership in 2015. The group consists of church leaders, spouses and others with practical experience in caring for church leaders. 

Our prayer is that the Code will encourage churches and leaders to build a grace-filled local church culture for the spiritual health of leaders and congregations.

Living Leadership Code of Best Practice PDF
Creating a Culture of Care PDF