Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

by Aubrey Malphurs
Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

by Aubrey Malphurs


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801091438
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Aubrey Malphurs (1944-2022) was senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary for many years, as well as founder of the Malphurs Group. He was the author of more than twenty books on leadership development, strategic planning, and church health, including Look Before You Lead and Re:Vision.

Table of Contents

1.A Christian Leader (The Leader's Core)13
2.A Servant Leader (The Leader's Heart)31
3.A Credible Leader (The Leader's Trustworthiness)49
4.A Capable Leader (The Leader's Tools)73
5.An Influential Leader (The Leader's Impact)91
6.A Followed Leader (The Leader's Supporters)119
7.A Situational Leader (The Leader's Context)131
8.A Directional Leader (The Leader's Task)157
AA Christian Leader Audit173
BA Bibliography for Studying the Early Church174
CIs Pastoral Care the Primary Role of the Pastor?176
DThe Servant Leader Audit180
EThe Credibility Audit182
FSpiritual Gifts Inventory184
GNatural Gifts and Abilities Indicator191
HPassion Audit193
IMen's Character Audit for Ministry195
JWomen's Character Audit for Ministry198
KRelational Skills Inventory201
LTask Skills Inventory203
MLeadership Style Inventory205
NChurch Structure214
OLeader's Core Values Audit215
PChurch's Core Values Audit217
QIdeal Ministry Circumstances Audit219
RMinistry Circumstances Audit222
SPastor-Organization Fit225
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