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Overview "Christ-Based Leadership" paints a portrait of Christian leadership within a biblical framework while comparing and contrasting it to today's hottest leadership and organizational methods, books, and styles. David Stark shows how Christian leaders are called to live beyond the sins of power in how they relate to people and organizations. Christian leaders will develop a vision of how to act and organize differently, yet live with the reality of being sheep among wolves.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2007
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764204823 ISBN13 9780764204821
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More About David Stark
David Stark is the Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. He is the coauthor of "Postsocialist Pathways."
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A blend of biblical and business wisdom Mar 15, 2006
Comprehensive and well researched, this book realistically investigates the structure of church leadership. By comparing biblical teaching with the methods used by successful businesses, readers will be shown startling similarities which can transform current ministries.
While the author's blueprint for ministry comes from the words and actions of Jesus, many churches miss the significance of this scriptural model. The Lord equipped His disciples to function as a single unit, made up of individuals in the body of Christ. By utilizing the gifts of each member, the overall effect promotes unity, while shifting the focus from personal achievement to the benefit of the group. The author has observed that in a church setting where the pastor's role is dominant, the roles of others go dormant. At this point, the ministry ceases to be practical and effective.
Yet, that doesn't need to happen. Through a systematic analysis of successful business policies and practices, readers will see an amazing correlation to the principles Jesus set forth. While some of the secular models can't be adapted for church use, the concepts explained in this book give food for thought. It's clear the author is sincerely trying to encourage Christian leaders to explore the current trend toward a more sensitive approach to ministry.
With quotes and research from leading authorities in this field, as well as penetrating questions for the reader, this book is a comprehensive view of the issue. Scripture supports each principle, while a specific business theory is explored on a parallel plane. The details merge with precision and give weight to the ideas presented.
Christ-Based Leadership uniquely blends biblical wisdom with contemporary success for a timeless look at real leaders. - Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com