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Four-dimensional conversion for spiritual leadership development: A missiological approach for African churches

Kalemba Mwambazambi, Albert K. Banza
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 3 | a1953 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i3.1953 | © 2014 Kalemba Mwambazambi, Albert K. Banza | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 March 2013 | Published: 14 April 2014

About the author(s)

Kalemba Mwambazambi, Department of Practical Theology and Missiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Albert K. Banza, Independent scholar, South Africa


The process of a four-dimensional conversion and/or transformation strives in helping the leadership of an organisation, especially such as the church, with practical ways that may lead to the development of an effective leadership by observing the four important aspects of human spirituality as elaborated on in the article. The spiritual, intellectual, moral and socio-political dimensions of the transformation can be catered for so that the complete inner being of humans, as well as their social and political attitudes and behaviours, can equally be transformed to maximum spiritual, personal and socio-political profitability. Mutombo-Mukendi demonstrates that the need for a spiritual leadership that can contribute to an effective transformation of Africa is dire, both for the church and the larger community. The real challenge is how to develop such leadership. This article provides intentional and practical ways that may lead to the development of the needed leadership. Four-dimensional transformation of people can be planned and carried out both in the church arena and in the surrounding communities. Skills development and transfer can also take place when skilled people from the church work with unskilled people from the community.


four-dimensional conversion ; spiritual/religious conversion/transformation; intellectual conversion/transformation ; moral conversion/transformation; socio-political conversion/transformation


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