This study is an integration of the Tira traditional spiritual leadership with Christianity by biblical application of the leadership principles of Nehemiah. This integration provides an integral tool for church leaders to use as they seek to relate Christianity to the traditional spiritual and political leaders of the Tira communities in Sudan. The integration of the Tira traditional spiritual leadership with that of Christianity was made possible by this research. Integration became necessary because both the traditional spiritual leadership and the religious system have profound influence upon the Tira Christians.

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