Being Leaders The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

ISBN-10: 0801091438
ISBN-13: 9780801091438
Edition: 2003
Authors: Aubrey Malphurs
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Description: What makes a leader a Christian leader? Too many churches and parachurch groups operate under secular leadership principles and strategies without considering what Scripture teaches. In this accessible and comprehensive book, leadership expert  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

What makes a leader a Christian leader? Too many churches and parachurch groups operate under secular leadership principles and strategies without considering what Scripture teaches. In this accessible and comprehensive book, leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of Christian leadership based on the Bible and his own extensive research. Malphurs begins by defining a uniquely Christian leader from the inside out, from godly character and commitment to pure motives and a servant attitude. He examines the leaders of the first-century church and then discusses qualities such as credibility, capability, and influence that are essential for successful leadership. Each chapter contains helpful questions for reflection and discussion. The appendix includes numerous audits to help readers evaluate themselves on various leadership components. Being Leaders is the first book of a two-part series on leadership. The companion book will address the how-to of building leaders.

Aubrey Malphursnbsp;(PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and President of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting, training and speaking, as well as the author of more than twenty ministry resource books.

Introduction
A Christian Leader (The Leader's Core)
A Servant Leader (The Leader's Heart)
A Credible Leader (The Leader's Trustworthiness)
A Capable Leader (The Leader's Tools)
An Influential Leader (The Leader's Impact)
A Followed Leader (The Leader's Supporters)
A Situational Leader (The Leader's Context)
A Directional Leader (The Leader's Task)
Appendixes
A Christian Leader Audit
A Bibliography for Studying the Early Church
Is Pastoral Care the Primary Role of the Pastor?
The Servant Leader Audit
The Credibility Audit
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Natural Gifts and Abilities Indicator
Passion Audit
Men's Character Audit for Ministry
Women's Character Audit for Ministry
Relational Skills Inventory
Task Skills Inventory
Leadership Style Inventory
Church Structure
Leader's Core Values Audit
Church's Core Values Audit
Ideal Ministry Circumstances Audit
Ministry Circumstances Audit
Pastor-Organization Fit
Notes
Index

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