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Leadership Development Philosophy

Leadership Development Philosophy

Intentional - Be intentional - determined, focused on developing yourself and others

Strategic - Be strategic - have in place a plan or approach to develop to which you are committed

Surrendered - Be surrendered - have a yielded life, teachable or malleable before God and others

Knowledge - Be knowledgeable - know what you doing, know how you are going to do what you will do, know yourself, know your Bible, know other people

Bible-based - Be guided by the Bible - know and be ever-learning and applying the timeless, biblical truths and principles

Relationships - Be in relationship - have on-going relationships with mentors, peers, and subordinates

Vision - Have God’s vision - see where God is leading you; what God is leading you to be and to do

Phil has always been consistent in his character, demeanor, integrity and mission emphases. Recently, in traveling to and ministering in India, I was impressed with Phil's Christ likeness, passion, humility, and thoroughness with which he performed every task.

I listened to Phil teach both solid biblical truths and practical applications for ministry. I have observed how others were positively impacted with Phil's teaching and his caring ministry.

Allan Karr, Ph.D.
Professor, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Mill Valley, California

From an IMD Donor:

I believe in the work of IMD International because of its direct impact to unreached peoples…the only organization I know of with this direct connection to God’s commandment. My wife and I are both pleased to help spread the word of the Lord around the world and are reassured that our monies reach those intended through the meticulous work of the staff, directors and ministry partners. We gain much pleasure from having seen and heard the testimonies of those whose lives have been touched through our commitment and the teaching and training work of IMD International.


"Highly recommend the message of this book!" Phil Largent
"I readily admit that it verges on the impossible to describe in any degree of adequacy the conscious, manifest presence of God... The best I possibly can hope is to put forth my personal experience backed up by Scriptural exhortation. My part is only to whet the appetite and then trust the Holy Spirit to take it from there." (p.25)