Equipping Leaders 4 Christ was begun by Dr. Michael Shanlian to train and mentor leaders from every walk of life. His first love is the church. He believes that many Church leaders including pastors struggle with leadership and organizational skills. Dr. Shanlian believes the Scriptures provide transformational leadership principles. His doctoral dissertation researched the transformational leadership of a local church and its pastor. His forty years of practical leadership combined with an extensive formal education uniquely qualifies him to address the issues which face both leaders and their organizations. Dr. Shanlian is anxious to speak with you about the challenges of your organization. Dr. John Maxwell a renowned leadership guru says, "leadership is influence." He goes on to state that, "You can tell if you are a leader by looking behind you to see if anyone is following!" The question is, who is following you and where are you leading them? EL4C utilizes a leader self-assessment questionnaires along with follower rater surveys to analyze how leaders view themselves and understand the perspective of congregants and constituents.