Christian Leadership Essentials: A Handbook for Managing Christian Organization

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Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. No matter how much experience a faith-based leader may already have, there are plenty of fresh thoughts and indispensable guiding principles here on topics including finance and budget planning, mission and vision, employee relations, theological foundations, mentoring, ...
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Overview


Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. No matter how much experience a faith-based leader may already have, there are plenty of fresh thoughts and indispensable guiding principles here on topics including finance and budget planning, mission and vision, employee relations, theological foundations, mentoring, crisis management, and more. 

A majority of the nineteen contributors are active academic presidents, including Robert B. Sloan (Houston Baptist University; "A Biblical Model of Leadership"), Judson Carlberg (Gordon College; "Managing the Organization"), Jon Wallace (Azusa Pacific University; "Financial Oversight and Budget Planning"), Evans Whitaker (Anderson University [South Carolina]; "Development, Campaigns, and Building Projects"), Carl Zylstra (Dordt College; "Accreditation and Government Relations"), Jim Edwards (Anderson University [Indiana]; "Relationships with Multiple and Various Constituencies"), Phil Eaton (Seattle Pacific University; "Employee Relations in a Grace-filled Community"), Barry Corey (Biola University; "Engaging the Culture"), and Randall O'Brien (Carson-Newman College; "The Leader as Mentor and Pastor").

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805464771
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,473,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, has authored more than twenty-five books including Renewing Minds and Shaping a Christian Worldview, and is a contributing editor for Christianity Today magazine.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction David S. Dockery 1

1 A Biblical Model of Leadership Robert B. Sloan 8

2 Christian Leadership and the Identity and Mission of an Organization David J. Gyertson 24

3 Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Planning Bob R. Agee 46

4 Governance and Board Relations Robert Andringa 65

5 Managing the Organization R. Judson Carlberg 86

6 Financial Oversight and Budget Planning Jon Wallace 104

7 Development, Campaigns, and Building Projects Evans P. Whitaker 118

8 Institutions, Organizations, and Foundation Relations Alvin O. Austin 138

9 Leadership, Organizations, and External Relations Carl Zylstra 157

10 Relationships with Multiple and Various Constituencies James Edwards 172

11 Selecting and Building Leadership Teams Thom S. Rainer 191

12 From Peer to Manager Carla Sanderson 210

13 Employee Relations in a Grace-Filled Community Philip W. Eaton 231

14 Engaging the Culture Barry H. Corey 248

15 Crisis Management Kimberly Thornbury 266

16 The Leader as Mentor and Pastor Randall O'Brien 287

17 Leadership for a Global World Charles A. Fowler 308

18 Leadership Transitions and the Search Process Tommy Thomas 320

Some Closing Thoughts David S. Dockery 341

Name Index 348

Scripture Index 351

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