Missional Leadership: A Critical Review of the Research Literature

  • Truls Åkerlund


The article provides a systematic review and discussion of peer-reviewed articles and doctoral dissertation on missional leadership by addressing characteristics of missional leadership, how and where the phenomenon was studied, and the results of previous inquiries. The study detects a lack of consensus in the understanding of missional leadership, the role of the leader versus the community, and whether leadership should be shared among its members. The literature is unison on the contextual nature on missional leadership, but largely ignores the implications of missional leadership on the wider society. Some suggestions for future research are provided.

How to Cite
Åkerlund, T. (2016). Missional Leadership: A Critical Review of the Research Literature. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 18. Retrieved from https://aps-journal.com/index.php/APS/article/view/9493