Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585582075
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 522,405
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Aubrey Malphurs is professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. The author of a dozen books, he is also the president of The Malphurs Group, a training and consulting organization.
Aubrey Malphurs (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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
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
Appendixes
A A Christian Leader Audit 173
B A Bibliography for Studying the Early Church 174
C Is Pastoral Care the Primary Role of the Pastor? 176
D The Servant Leader Audit 180
E The Credibility Audit 182
F Spiritual Gifts Inventory 184
G Natural Gifts and Abilities Indicator 191
H Passion Audit 193
I Men's Character Audit for Ministry 195
J Women's Character Audit for Ministry 198
K Relational Skills Inventory 201
L Task Skills Inventory 203
M Leadership Style Inventory 205
N Church Structure 214
O Leader's Core Values Audit 215
P Church's Core Values Audit 217
Q Ideal Ministry Circumstances Audit 219
R Ministry Circumstances Audit 222
S Pastor-Organization Fit 225
Notes 227
Index 233
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