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Christian Leadership Essentials: A Handbook for Managing Christian Organization

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Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. No matter how much experience a faith-based leader may already have, there are plenty of fresh thoughts and indispensable guiding principles here on topics including finance and budget planning, mission and vision, employee relations, theological foundations, mentoring, crisis management, and more.

A majority of the nineteen contributors are active academic presidents, including Robert B. Sloan (Houston Baptist University; “A Biblical Model of Leadership”), Judson Carlberg (Gordon College; “Managing the Organization”), Jon Wallace (Azusa Pacific University; “Financial Oversight and Budget Planning”), Evans Whitaker (Anderson University [South Carolina]; “Development, Campaigns, and Building Projects”), Carl Zylstra (Dordt College; “Accreditation and Government Relations”), Jim Edwards (Anderson University [Indiana]; “Relationships with Multiple and Various Constituencies”), Phil Eaton (Seattle Pacific University; “Employee Relations in a Grace-filled Community”), Barry Corey (Biola University; “Engaging the Culture”), and Randall O’Brien (Carson-Newman College; “The Leader as Mentor and Pastor”).

  • Designed as a resource volume for leaders at various levels within Christian organizations of all types
  • Focuses each of its chapters on a specific aspect that would help current and future leaders
  • Attempts to identify the primary things one would need to understand to carry out a key leadership role in Christian organizations
  • A Biblical Model of Leadership - Robert B. Sloan
  • Christian Leadership and the Identity and Mission of an Organization - David J. Gyertson
  • Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Planning - Bob R. Agee
  • Governance and Board Relations - Robert Andringa
  • Managing the Organization - R. Judson Carlberg
  • Financial Oversight and Budget Planning - Jon Wallace
  • Development, Campaigns, and Building Projects - Evans P. Whitaker
  • Institutions, Organizations, and Foundation Relations - Alvin O. Austin
  • Leadership, Organizations, and External Relations - Carl Zylstra
  • Relationships with Multiple and Various Constituencies - Jane Edwards
  • Selecting and Building Leadership Teams - Thom S. Rainer
  • From Peer to Manager - Carla Sanderson
  • Employee Relations in a Grace-Filled Community - Philip W. Eaton
  • Engaging the Culture - Barry H. Corey
  • Crisis Management - Kimberly Thornbury
  • The Leader as Mentor and Pastor
  • Leadership for a Global World - Charles A. Fowler
  • Leadership Transitions and the Search Process - Tommy Thomas
  • Some Closing Thoughts - David S. Dockery
"This wonderful addition to the field of leadership studies is scholarly without being pedantic. It is biblically based, yet relevant. It is replete with practical help for organizations of many kinds and sizes. Utilizing a variety of scholars, it is a ook that brings together various visions into a common threadof helping good leaders become better, while helping solid organizations become even more effective. I recommend David Dockery's book Christian Leadership Essentials without hesitation."

Frank S. Page, President, Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention

Christian Leadership Essentials will be an invaluable tool for those who need to provide leadership with biblical conviction and creative vision. Rarely does one book on leadership combine such a variety of authors and collection of wealth from experience across diverse disciplines of leadership. This book should remain within arm's reach for all of us who serve by leading.

Mark L. Bailey, President, Dallas Theological Seminary

"I recommend Christian Leadership Essentials to anyone who is privileged to lead in ministry. The book's authors are dynamic Christian leaders and educators who have thought deeply and carefully about how to provide Christlike leadership for Christ-centered organizations. Their practical counsel is grounded in biblical truth, theological reflection, and spiritual discipline, and thus it will help anyone who wants to learn how to cultivate the gift of administration and manage for the glory of God."

Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College

  • Title: Christian Leadership Essentials
  • Author: David S. Dockery
  • Publisher: B&H Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Christian leadership; Christian leadership › Handbooks, manuals; Management › Religious aspects--Christianity; Management › Religious aspects--Christianity--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • ISBNs: 9781433673399, 9780805464771
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781433673399
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-08-18T08:07:28Z

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David S. Dockery is president and professor of Christian Studies at Union University. He has written and contributed to many articles and books. He is the founding editor of the Criswell Theological Review and the general editor of the Holman Concise Bible Commentary found in the Holman Reference Collection (11 vols.).




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