Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit

Overview

The purpose of this book is simple -- to reclaim a vision for church leadership from the great spiritual awakening known as the
Wesleyan movement.

Yet the way one goes about this work, contends Lovett H. Weems, Jr.,
is anything but simple. It involves walking a tightrope between continuity and change. The task is neither to repeat the past, nor to ignore it. Rather the need is to locate the genius behind the ...

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Overview

The purpose of this book is simple -- to reclaim a vision for church leadership from the great spiritual awakening known as the
Wesleyan movement.

Yet the way one goes about this work, contends Lovett H. Weems, Jr.,
is anything but simple. It involves walking a tightrope between continuity and change. The task is neither to repeat the past, nor to ignore it. Rather the need is to locate the genius behind the achievements of the past from which we can learn for our day. It is to choose selectively those themes and emphases of the Wesleyan movement that can best inform the practice of ministry today, and to seek to grow into them.

In order to achieve this, Weems identifies such principles of early Wesleyanism as beginning with where people are, focusing on service, and remembering the poor. He then enumerates practices of Wesleyan leadership, such as leading from the center and the edge, living in tension, and making "connection" happen. Finally, he names the core passions of the Wesleyan spirit: knowing God, proclaiming Christ, and seeking justice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687046928
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 679,712
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Lovett H. Weems Jr. is distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at WesleyTheological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He came to this position in 2003 after 18 years as president of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Weems is a graduate of Millsaps College; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; and Wesley Theological Seminary. The author of several books published by Abingdon Press, his most recent includes Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results (with Tom Berlin) and a revised edition of his classic, Church Leadership: Vision, Team, Culture, and Integrity. He co-edits the online newsletter Leading Ideas, available free at ChurchLeadership.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Pt. 1 Principles of Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit
Ch. 1 Begins with People 13
Ch. 2 Follows the People 21
Ch. 3 Focuses on Serving 34
Ch. 4 Remembers Especially the Poor 44
Pt. 2 Practices of Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit
Ch. 5 Practices Multiple Leadership 59
Ch. 6 Leads from the Center and the Edge 71
Ch. 7 Lives in a Tension 82
Ch. 8 Seeks to Include 93
Ch. 9 Makes "Connection" Happen 102
Pt. 3 Passions of Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit
Ch. 10 Knows God 115
Ch. 11 Proclaims Christ 122
Ch. 12 Seeks Justice 134
Conclusion 146
Notes 148
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