Equipping of Leaders

Equipping of Leaders

Leaders aren’t born as leaders, they are formed. Yes, indeed one’s DNA does play a role to some extent, but that alone can never do the thing! To rise as a leader, it is necessary to be equipped.

When we look around us in many spheres of society, we can  see utterly bad examples of leadership on a daily basis. Therefore, it is part of CrossFire LT’s passion and calling to equip young and upcoming leaders, as well as older folks that have been “around the block a few times”.  We want to see them becoming leaders with integrity (and a whole lot more than just that!),  in whose footsteps others can follow with peace of mind.


Student councils and teachers

On the one hand, every educational institution needs leaders to help make them successful; on the other hand they are tasked to help form leaders that will make a positive impact elsewhere in the future. Through various talks, material and courses, CrossFire LTI can assist you with this formation process.

One of the key courses – aimed at senior primary- and secondary school pupils – is the Lead Today-course of the well-known leadership expert, John C. Maxwell. In this course pupils are introduced to 16 important leadership characteristics, i.e. Influence, Integrity, Vision, Self-discipline, Communication, Priorities, to name but a few. Over a number of weeks they are introduced to every leadership theme which is then grounded by great Biblical examples. Through various exercises they are encouraged to establish these characteristics in their own lives.


Corporate teams

It doesn’t matter which industry is involved, every business and company consists of people: from a rather small staff in smaller businesses, to a much larger staff corps in huge companies.

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not…where people are involved, there is always room for potential problems: weak or down-right bad communication between staff members – misunderstandings, conflict, lack of cohesion, even dysfunctionality within the team. At other times there might just be a lack of motivation to produce or perform as is necessary for success.

See Corporate Training for more information.


Small groups

As former lead pastor of the Small Group Ministry at Moreleta Park Church in Pretoria, Manie Groenewald is well-familiar with the value that lies in being part of a small group. Furthermore he is passionate to see people become part of small groups where life change and life enrichment is happening. To have a meaningful group, often demands a seasoned group leader. Through course material, audio- and visual presentations Manie can add meaning in establishing leaders within your congregation, school or organization.

See Small Groups for more information.



Equipping leaders on an individual level is also important and often much more effective. It carries huge responsibility, though. As followers of Jesus Christ, everyone involved with CrossFire LTI knows the importance of great leadership. As the Leader above all other leaders in our own eyes, Jesus called us to practise this for as long as we live through His commandment in Matthew 28:19-20:

“Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Jesus just calls His way of equipping leaders, Discipleship.

Discipleship is not only an option for Christian believers, it is a responsibility. 2 Tim. 2:2 makes very clear what we ought to do continuously:

“Take the teachings that you heard me proclaim in the presence of many witnesses, and entrust them to reliable people, who will be able to teach others also.”

Following this then, Manie invests in the individuals of the CrossFire LTI-team on a regular basis. The Board of directors, the Action- and Prayer team of CrossFire LTI are all sold out to this truth and is intentionally living it out, where and when it is possible for them.

Furthermore, Manie and his team are very open to engage with other individuals around leadership equipping, which will always contain at least a good measure of Biblical-based discipleship.

Personal appointments can be arranged for leadership advice and meaningful input for the individual.