The legacy we leave is the life we lead, the life of Christ in us and through us passed on to others in the power of the Holy Spirit.

[1] James Kouzes and Barry Posner, A Leader’s Legacy, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2006, p. 177.

[2] Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. (1983-c1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (2:25). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, Logos edition.

[3] Sinclair B. Ferguson John Owen on the Spirit in the Life of Christ, reprinted from the Banner of Truth Magazine, Issues 293-294, Feb.-March 1988, Internet citation.

Bill Lawrence is the president of Leader Formation International (LFI) as well as Senior Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Ministries and Adjunct Professor of DMin Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Bill began LFI in 2002 to minister to leaders around the world who are impacting the nations for Christ. Having watched God form his own life as a leader-mentor over 37 years in ministry (including 12 years as a founding pastor, 12 years as the Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership, and over 23 years as a seminary faculty member), Bill helps other leaders recognize the reality that their success as a leader depends upon God's formative work in their heart. Bill has been privileged to personally serve leaders in Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. He has also produced a six-part video/workbook series, Forming Davids for the 21st Century, which is a perfect resource to help groups of individual leaders engage with each other in the leader formation journey.