The 4Cs

Leading with Anabaptist Values

The 4Cs of Valued Leadership are one effort to empower leaders in Anabaptist-related organizations to grapple with the gifts and blind spots delivered by a unique founding heritage. Each topic provides a relevant link between values that animated Anabaptist movements and everyday decision-making and leadership in today’s organizational context.


Be open to growing, embrace your convictions and gifts, and treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Explore our full lesson on Character.


Intentionally agree how to live and work together, and pay close attention to whether words and actions match.

Explore our full lesson on Culture.


Create more community, hear differing perspectives, develop a shared vision, and work together.

Explore our full lesson on Collaboration.


Recognize that things can be different, articulate a vision, and inspire participation on a journey of change.

Explore our full lesson on Change.

The 4Cs invite us to reflect on who we are as leaders (character), our style of engagement (collaboration), the types of communities we create (culture) and our context (change).