Spiritual Leadership

Author: J. Oswald Sanders
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802496288
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Over 1 million copies sold What every church will always need The need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ. With more than 1 million copies sold, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership. J. Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God, such as Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others. Featured topics include: The cost of leadership The responsibility of leadership Tests of leadership The qualities and criteria of leadership The art of reproducing leaders The one indispensable requirement of leadership Sanders holds that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God. Let this classic be your guide for leadership, and watch how God works through you to do great things for His glory.

The Psychology Of Leadership

Author: David M. Messick
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135638985
Size: 64.36 MB
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In this book, some of the world's leading scholars come together to describe their thinking and research on the topic of the psychology of leadership. Most of the chapters were originally presented as papers at a research conference held in 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. The contributions span traditional social psychological areas, as well as organizational theory; examining leadership as a psychological process and as afforded by organizational constraints and opportunities. The editors' goal was not to focus the chapters on a single approach to the study and conceptualization of leadership but rather to display the diversity of issues that surround the topic. Leadership scholars have identified a host of approaches to the study of leadership. What are the personal characteristics of leaders? What is the nature of the relation between leaders and followers? Why do we perceive some people to be better leaders than others? What are the circumstances that evoke leadership qualities in people? Can leadership be taught? And so on. The contributions to this book examine these important questions and fall into three categories: conceptions of leadership, factors that influence the effectiveness of leadership, and the consequences and effects of leadership on the leader. All in all, the chapters of this volume display part of a broad spectrum of novel and important approaches to the study of the psychology of leadership. We hope that they are equally useful to those who are or would be leaders and to those who study the topic. As recent events have served to remind us, it is too important a topic to be ignored by psychologists.

The Cape Town Commitment A Confession Of Faith A Call To Action

Author: Darrell Bock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162564003X
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The Cape Town Commitment, which arose from The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010), stands in the historic line of The Lausanne Covenant (1974) and The Manila Manifesto (1989). It has been translated into twenty-five languages and has commanded wide acceptance around the world. The Commitment is set in two parts. Part 1 is a Confession of Faith, crafted in the language of covenantal love. Part 2 is a Call to Action. The local church, mission agencies, special-interest groups, and Christians in the professions are all urged to find their place in its outworking. This annotated bibliography of The Cape Town Commitment, arranged by topic, has been compiled by specialists in a range of fields. As such, it is the first bibliography of its kind. Arranged in sections for graduate-level teaching Equally useful for research students

Soul At Work

Author: Margaret Benefiel
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596270136
Size: 31.51 MB
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"Working with Margaret Benefiel has helped me, in a short time, become grounded in Spirit in my corporate workplace. The power and productivity of this spiritual work gives me hope that leaders can encourage people to bring their whole selves into the workplace and that this will lead to more tangible and positive organizational results."--Kerry Hamilton Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing, BJ's Wholesale Clubs In the last ten years, dozens of books about spirituality and management have demonstrated the yearning for spirituality in the workplace that exists in people like Kerry Hamilton. No longer content to abide the widening chasm between their deeply-held values and the all-too-common business practices they encounter, these readers long for congruence between their values and their work. They wonder whether the days of the giants of corporate character like Johnson & Johnson, businesses who believed that integrity and profitability could co-exist, are gone for good. Are we living in a state of business and organizational entropy? Are we doomed to endless repetition of the Enron, Worldcom, and Global Crossing scandals? Must integrity and profitability now be opposed? What has happened to American business, healthcare, and non-profits in the last forty years? Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations demonstrates vividly that another way is possible, based on the contemporary restoration of the partnership between integrity and profitability. Soul at Work translates the core of what companies like Johnson and Johnson stood for forty years ago into contemporary forms. Soul at Work shows, through compelling stories of contemporary businesses, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits, how integrity, profitability, and personal and organizational transformation are all of a piece.

Academics And Your Spiritual Life

Author: Sam O Salau
Publisher: Sam O Salau
ISBN:
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Contrary to popular belief, spirituality is no excuse for mediocrity. Dedication and commitment to the things of God does not enhance academic failure, it promotes academic excellence. Success for a Christian Student is defined as spiritual buoyancy and academic progression. You must be able to affect lives on campus and at the same time maintain a splendid academic performance. The problem of academic excellence that exasperates Christian Students is the cause of their deeper problem of abstinence from fellowship activities on campus. Academic success has become the major reason for most Christian Students’ estrangement from God. Those who get it are not in faith while those in faith seem not near it, no matter how hard they tried. It is pathetic to see students who are fervent in the Spirit and burning for the Lord fail in their academics. They make great impacts in the ministry but fail to extend the impact into their academics. They teach others about the rules, guidelines and secrets of success but they are not successful themselves. They are victims of academic failure. This is pitiable and should be given immediate attention since it has given so many people a wrong impression about the Christian Faith and student-hood. This book will help you balance both your academics and your spiritual life, and also give you principles that will make you excel in both with ease.

Help I M Being Followed

Author: Clinton A. Valley
Publisher: Autumn House Publishing
ISBN: 9780812704617
Size: 68.43 MB
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What would happen if Christian leaders decided that "good enough" is no longer good enough? What if they stepped out of the comfort zone, stood for right, and strived for excellence? What if they were fearlessly committed to following God's lead and trusting he future to Him?In this book Clinton Valley casts just such a vision for Christian leaders. Drawing from years of experience, Valley offers insight about the true purpose of leadership and the profile of an effective leader. The practical and inspiring principles he shares will help you develop the vision, skills and focus you need to lead effectively. Help! I'm Being Followed addresses how to make positive changes, deal with conflict, handle criticism, and plan for relevance and progress.

Ultimately Responsible

Author: Sue Nilson Kibbey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780687334926
Size: 46.96 MB
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Your greatest season of leadership lies before you... It 's not your own noteworthy, public accomplishments that inspire and encourage those around you to run the race with excellence. It 's the practical, moment-to-moment choices you make as their servant leader that God uses for spiritual growth and ministry deployment. Great leaders are willing to sacrifice ego, self-significance, and self-imagined importance in order to live downward into increasing effectiveness, no matter what it takes. It is the passionate, relentless commitment to learning this art that God uses to transform ordinary people into intentional leaders. In "Ultimately Responsible "you ll find ideas and inspiration to help you: Identify and maximize leadership strengths Develop an intentional strategy for spiritual growth as a leader Strategize and orchestrate a contagious ministry movement Unleash unpaid servanthood, turning inactive pew-sitters into passionate servants Effectively build and lead a paid or unpaid team Overcome inertia anchors and lead successful ministry change Create an intoxicating atmosphere of leadership credibility The accompanying DVD includes worksheets to help unpack and apply each topic to your specific setting as well as short video stories that provide real-life illustrations of the principles you re learning. Chapter by chapter, you can train your whole team using the book and resources provided. Sue Nilson Kibbey, the executive pastor at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH, coordinates senior management staff activities and serves as the team leader of all adult, student, and children's ministries. She has been named one of the top ten church administrators in America (thechurchreport.com). An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Sue is also the author of "Starting a Single Adult Ministry" and the creator of the "Ministry by Strengths" program.