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Growing Leaders: Reflections on leadership, life and Jesus James Lawrence

Growing Leaders: Reflections on leadership, life and Jesus

James Lawrence

Published October 29th 2014
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Seven out of ten Christian leaders feel overworked, four in ten suffer financial pressures, only two in ten have had management training, and 1,500 give up their job over a ten-year period. At the same time, as financial restrictions affect theMoreSeven out of ten Christian leaders feel overworked, four in ten suffer financial pressures, only two in ten have had management training, and 1,500 give up their job over a ten-year period. At the same time, as financial restrictions affect the availability of full-time ministers, more people are needed for leadership roles in local congregations, for every area of church work.This book faces the challenge of raising up new leaders and helping existing leaders to mature, using the model for growing leaders at the heart of the Arrow Leadership Programme, a ministry of the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS). It comprehensively surveys leadership skills and styles, discerning our personal calling, avoiding the red zone of stress, developing character, and living as part of the community of Gods people.The book contains an introduction and 12 chapters, in six sections, plus conclusion, epilogue and resources section:Part 1: Leadership todayPart 2: Growing leaders know theyre chosenPart 3: Growing leaders discern Gods callPart 4: Growing leaders develop Christ-like characterPart 5: Growing leaders cultivate competencePart 6: Growing leaders lead in communityA comprehensive, practical and very readable analysis of the art of leadership.J JohnThe most thoughtful, rigorous and engaging study of Christian leadership that I have read.Jill Garrett, former MD of Gallup UK and Director of Caret ConsultingBiblically solid and organisationally aware, rich in resources and practical help.Leighton Ford, founder of the Arrow Leadership ProgrammeHe combines the latest research and literature with an understanding of church leadership and wont let either run away from scripture.Hugh Palmer, Christ Church, Fulwood