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The Christian
Leader Blueprint

Your personal leadership growth doesn't have to be sporadic or haphazard. The Christian Leader Blueprint will give you a step-by-step guide to leadership transformation.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Leadership Transformation

Many leaders are searching for clarity in a very confusing world. Their lives are chaotic and they struggle in their effectiveness, and as a result they don’t enjoy leadership. The Christian Leader Blueprint is a framework that helps leaders find clarity in their life and leadership. It helps them gain a better rhythm of life, see and understand themselves more clearly, leverage their strengths, and produce more productive relationships. Ultimately, it helps a leader transform his or her leadership effectiveness and enjoyment.


“Leadership is a high calling, but with the calling also comes great complexity, and often confusion. The responsibilities, risks and burdens can be overwhelming, and often seep into stresses in our families and personal lives. Ryan Franklin has created a clear, biblical and practical guide to helping the leader gain clarity of vision, be resourced well, and focus on the main things. His style is warm and his personal narratives are vulnerable, so that we can all identify with them. You will be glad you read this book.”

John Townsend, Ph.D.

Psychologist and author of the New York Times bestselling Boundaries book series Founder, Townsend Institute and Townsend Leadership Program

Very evident in the book, The Christian Leader Blueprint, is Ryan Franklin's passion for sharing concepts he has acquired over the years through extensive study, diligent application, and life experiences. This is not just a treatise on motivation. It has been said, 'Motivation without direction is frustration.' In this book you will find direction! It is replete with ideas for those who desire to increase their effectiveness and enjoyment of leadership in the work of God. You will find practical how-tos of organization and time management with suggestions that include healthy life balance, routines, and effective goals. There is much in the Bible about the importance of determination in the service of the Lord. Jacob vowed a vow, Daniel purposed in his heart, and David repeatedly vowed things like, "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee," and "My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed." In the New Testament, the apostles in Acts 6:4 determined, "… we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." These are just a few of the many who have left us an example of spiritual leadership born out of a will firmly set to do the will of God. Whether you read it straight through, or as Ryan recommends, read a chapter routinely, weekly or monthly, I believe this book can help you to 'fix your heart.'

Anthony Mangun

Bishop, The Pentecostals of Alexandria

The Christian Leadership Blueprint is an essential book if you want to be an effective leader. It is a masterful mix of biblical values and leadership principles that have helped me to be self-aware enough to capitalize on my strengths rather than attempt to focus solely on my weaknesses. Like me, the pages of this book will not only help you as a leader, but it will emit to every part of your life. This book is important enough that you shouldn’t just read it for yourself but should also buy it for someone else.

DJ Hill

General Youth President, UPCI Youth Ministries

The Christian Leader Blueprint provides a fresh perspective in the crowded genre of modern leadership books. It is an important and powerful tool for every leader who is serious about increasing their personal capacity and fulfilling their team's potential. It provides a practical approach that makes effective leadership feel attainable for every leader.

Michael Ensey

Senior Pastor, Christian Life Center, Heath, Ohio

Many leadership books address a certain skill set that is needed, or a specific challenge that is faced by leaders. But The Christian Leader Blueprint digs deeper to provide a truly holistic view of the leader’s LIFE. Not just productivity, but balance; not just routines, but rhythm; not just vision, but margin; not just strengths, but giftings; not just calling, but character. My friend Ryan Franklin draws from a deep well of personal development, a ministry of leadership coaching, and years of experience in the corporate world and at one of the great churches in America. And he capably weaves it all together to provide a useful map for your ministry and a unique guide for your personal growth. I encourage you to use this book as a blueprint for your own life and leadership, and to take the next step in becoming the leader God created you to be!

Raymond Woodward

Teaching Pastor/Bishop, Capital Community Church Executive Presbyter, UPCI, Canada

Ryan Franklin provides a guide to becoming the leader that God has called you to be and influence those in your personal and professional lives. This book is a blessing to those leaders who feel guilt for running on empty, this benefitted me and I know it will for you to0. This book is truly a blueprint for how God can work in your life and create growth in ways you might not expect.

Gilbert Fugitt, Ed.D

Associate Professor, Townsend Institute
Director of Organizational Psychology Program

The Christian Leader Blueprint by Ryan Franklin, is a God send. In the most important times in the history of the church, God's men and women are being called to lead in so many different areas and ways. But how can we lead others if we aren't leading ourselves well? This amazing book will walk you through the dynamics of becoming the leader God has called you to be.

Derald R. Weber

District Superintendent, Louisiana District UPCI

The Christian Leader Blueprint is an answer and guide to addressing the mounting challenges facing those in charge. The leadership answers are simple, but the morass of “noise” surrounding leadership practice has clouded what really works and what doesn’t. Ryan Franklin’s Christian Leader Blueprint eliminates this noise and outlines a clear and definitive leadership model rooted in the only “truth” that can sustain its demands.

Brian Epperson, Ph.D.

Founder, Human Performance Advisors
Professor & Chair of Graduate Business Programs, Newman University

“I have read over 50 books on the subject of leadership but none as comprehensive as this one. Ryan Franklin writes with ease and experience as a coach and a friend. His style is thorough but easy to understand. Applying these principles and disciplines will take a novice or seasoned church leader to a new level. The value of this book is in personal growth and leadership team development. The Christian Leader Blueprint delivers what it promises.”

Stan Gleason

Bishop, The Life Church, Kansas City, MO Assistant General Superintendent, UPCI, Western Zone

As our culture rapidly changes leadership becomes more complex. In Ryan Franklin’s new book, The Christian Leader Blueprint, he delivers an incredibly valuable process that will help you lower your stress, increase your joy, and expand your leadership productivity. Ryan’s approach is honest, thoughtful and filled with practical wisdom. It’s a great investment in your growth as a leader.

Dan Reiland

Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church Leadership Coach and Consultant

Being a Christian leader demands ongoing introspection and education. Working with young Christian leaders for the last couple decades, makes me wish I could have been handing this book out a long time ago. With Scripture, transparency, and proven strategies, Franklin empowers readers with his clear systematic approach. Do yourself and those you’re leading a favor: read, pray, and apply these principles to your life and leadership.

Joshua B. Carson

Senior Pastor, Calvary Tabernacle, President, Indiana Bible College

Ryan has paved a path for every effective leader's development through his remarkable book, The Christian Leader Blueprint. As you read its pages, you will undoubtedly be inspired by his insights and wisdom. Each chapter serves as a blueprint for your own growth, guiding you to become the effective leader you are called to be.

This work is truly exceptional, and its impact is far-reaching. I personally experienced its power. The section on being "over-stressed" resonated deeply with me, compelling me to reflect and embark on a journey of personal growth and self-improvement. It is a testament to the transformative potential of Ryan's work.

Michelle Thompson

Director, Executive Coaching & Consulting, Concordia University Irvine-Townsend Institute

Meet the Author

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Ryan Franklin is an assistant pastor at the POA and executive coach to many pastors and church leaders. He has more than 25 years of personal development and leadership experience in businesses and churches. His notable leadership experiences are: helping a church plant for three years in Northern Virginia during a pivotal time, he was strategic as the Center Director with helping a failing clinic become profitable at GW Hospital in Washington, D.C., and he has worked full time for 18 years in pastoral leadership at The Pentecostals of Alexandria.


His passion is to see pastors and Christian leaders succeed in producing healthier organizations as they live out their God-given vision. Ryan is considered among his peers to be strategic in helping leaders establish a better rhythm of life, see themselves more clearly, leverage their strengths, and build more productive relationships.


Ryan is a graduate of Concordia University, holding a graduate-level certification in Professional Executive Coaching and Consultation. He also is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a focus in Pastoral Counseling. He is the author of several popular Bible studies, including The Bible Made Simple, a 13-lesson overview of the Bible and man’s history, and Salvation Made Simple.

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