Rising to the Call of Leadership

Rising to the Call of Leadership

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by David Lawson, BJ Lawson
     
 

The Making of a Leader–God’s Way

God calls every one of His people to positions of leadership and influence–in our homes, communities, churches, and ultimately the world. But true leadership involves more than simply being the person out front; it means living a life worth following.

In this study of four important leaders of

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The Making of a Leader–God’s Way

God calls every one of His people to positions of leadership and influence–in our homes, communities, churches, and ultimately the world. But true leadership involves more than simply being the person out front; it means living a life worth following.

In this study of four important leaders of Israel–Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David–you’ll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you’ll learn what God expects of you–and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307457691
Publisher:
Crown Religion/Business/Forum
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Series:
40-Minute Bible Studies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,315,238
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.31(d)

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Rising to the Call of Leadership

Introduction

What makes a leader a leader? What is it that makes some people leaders while others are just the person in charge?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote: “There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.”

In leadership what makes the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? A thermostat sets the agenda; a thermometer simply represents what is already in place. Dr. King was describing the church, but the description fits the individual leaders within the body also.

Leadership is tough. But God calls us to be leaders– in our homes, in our communities, in our churches, and ultimately in our world.

So what does God expect of those He places in positions of authority? What characteristics set apart the truly effective leader in contrast to the person who just happens to be out front? And how can you be the leader God has called you to be?

These are some of the questions we want to examine by the light of God’s Word as we look at the lives of four Old Testament leaders. Their examples offer powerful insights about the hallmarks of great leadership as well as the pitfalls that can undermine our influence and effectiveness.

Our prayer is that this study will give you a basic understanding of the characteristics we need as men and women of God who are called to live with biblical authority and strength in a world that desperately needs trustworthy leaders.

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Meet the Author

Kay Arthur, executive vice president and cofounder of Precept Ministries International (PMI), has worked with her teaching staff to create the powerful 40-Minute Bible Studies series. Kay is known around the world as a Bible teacher, author, conference speaker, and host of national radio and television programs.

David and BJ Lawson have been training people across the United States and around the world in the inductive Bible study method since 1997.

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gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
Very good study on leadership. With a need for gaining knowledge in how to RISE to the CALL OF LEADERSHIP, this book has helped. Simple characteristics &  principles found in the bible that will help you in successful leadership & helps you see shortcomings & failure areas in which to grow. Don't be afraid to mess up & make mistakes, but be willing to learn & grow! Seek God and pray without seizing. You'll be alright. Worth reading referring back to many times.