Healthy leadership requires a team, with each member contributing their own unique gifts. For many years the majority of our churches have slipped into a highly clergy-centric model that is unhealthy and leaves lay people in a passive, consumer-oriented model rather than co-leaders.
Here are some resources that can help parishes move toward healthier, team-based leadership styles.
The Encouraging Leader (from The Alban Institute)
Shifting the way we ask Lay Leaders to Run the Church
Forming Laity for Life and Ministry
Helping Committees to move forward or finish up their work
Ways to Involve Lay Leaders