Item description for Basic Christian Leadership: Biblical Models of Church, Gospel And Ministry by John Stott...
Overview John Stott offers an alternative vision in this biblical approach to servant leadership, exemplified by the apostle Paul in his ministry to the church in Corinth. Above all, Stott reassures us that God is at work even in the midst of our human weakness.
Publishers Description Leadership today is no easy task. Christian leaders called to shepherd others get caught in power struggles and are tempted to abuse their pastoral authority. Pastors feel that they must project strength and certainty in order to preach and minister credibly. Too often our models of leadership are shaped more by culture than by Christ. John Stott offers an alternative vision in this biblical approach to servant leadership, exemplified by the apostle Paul in his ministry to the church in Corinth. Above all, Stott reassures us that God is at work even in the midst of our human weakness. "God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 Corinthians 1:27 A clear articulation of the nature of leadership as well as the thoughtful study of Scripture we have come to expect from John Stott, this exposition of 1 Corinthians 1--4 offers us a model of ministry surprisingly relevant twenty centuries later: leadership rooted in humility and grace, serving the church with the love of Christ. Study guide included.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830833226 ISBN13 9780830833221
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More About John Stott
John Stott (1921-2011) was rector emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and founder of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His many other books include The Cross of Christ, Your Mind Matters, and Basic Christianity.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Basic Christian Leadership: Biblical Models of Church, Gospel And Ministry?
Good Book, Wrong Title Oct 4, 2004
Stott here does his usual exemplary job with the Scriptures he intends to unfold for us. His work is well-written, but has much more to do with Biblical models of church, gospel and ministry. There is very little real leadership content offered here. Perhaps the publisher altered the title a bit to make it more appealing in the Christian marketplace.
The bottom line is that if you want Stott's opinions on church leadership, keep looking. This title isn't it.