WHDL - 00014342
WHDL - 00014342
In this book is the distilled wisdom of decades of effective leadership. This is not mere theory. This is a vision for leadership that reflects a life of selfless service and vision. While there are practices and skills that are absolutely essential in the work of leadership in Christian ministry, behind the skills and practices is the foundation of spiritual maturity and reflective thinking. Here is hope and help for Christian leaders in the confusing and sometimes frightening environment in which we find ourselves today. The world is rapidly changing. Christian leaders need help that is timeless and true. I believe you will find this resource one of the most helpful.
I found myself resonating deeply with the Six Markers for Decisive Leadership. They should be carefully poured over, studied, and pondered. Their implementation will take prayerful, intentional discipline. Their effectiveness will require constant engagement with those with whom the leader is called to work. They cannot be “administered” unilaterally. They will require a selflessness that does not seek prominence. They will demand a spiritual sensitivity that is willing to rely on the Holy Spirit for direction. This book could well last for the next fifty years as a vital tool for Christian ministry. Its truth is timeless, and its approach engaging. I commend it to you as a resource you will grow to treasure.
From the "Forward" by Jesse C. Middendorf, DMin.
General Superintendent Emeritus, Church of the Nazarene
Executive Director, Center for Pastoral Leadership
Nazarene Theological Seminary
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Works created by Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks, president emeritus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.