This is a trend report about leadership. More specifically, it is about leadership in the context of our current global political climate. It is said that a society is only as good as its leaders. The leader(s) of a country, organisation or congregation has/have a deciding effect on what happens in the rest of the system. However, it seems that not only Western society, but the entire world is currently in crisis in terms of the standard and quality of its leadership. This perception of a lack of moral and effective leadership doesn’t only affect the political and economic climate of a country, but also the followers of Jesus and the church of Christ. This trend report attempts to open a window (albeit a small one) on the effects on the church, as well as to reflect on how the church should react.