What is it that compels a group of people to follow the leadership and vision of one person? Why are the insights and pursuits of certain individuals more persuasive than those of others?
In this book, Jerry Wragg investigates how leadership should be characterized in the church, and how biblical leadership must differ from the kind of leadership promoted in the world. He explores the dynamics of leadership, particularly the character traits that need to be built up or eradicated in leaders, the dangers that leaders face and temptations to which they are particularly prone, and the development of future leaders: how to recognize leadership potential and encourage leadership gifts in the next generation. Throughout, Jerry Wragg writes honestly and offers pastoral encouragement and practical guidance that will help all men placed in church leadership positions.
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Jerry Wragg is uniquely qualified to write a book titled Exemplary Spiritual Leadership. He is both a capable teacher and a natural leader, committed to Jesus’ pattern of humility and self-sacrifice as the only viable model of church leadership. This book is a refreshing, readable study of what it means to be a godly leader. Since practically all Christians have a calling to leadership at one level or another (Hebrews 5:12), every Christian will find this book a profitable study and an encouraging, practical resource—one you will return to again and again.
—John MacArthur, pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
Jerry Wragg has hit the nail on the proverbial head. Such a topic could not be taught by a better man. I revel in the fact that this work is now in print as I am able to personally testify of Wragg’s knowledge and practice of this material in my own life for many years. In a world where the topic is in vogue and yet the need still so clearly seen, Wragg points the compass towards true north and shows us how to think about and practice leadership. I cannot commend the man or the message strongly enough.
—Eric Bancroft, senior pastor, Castleview Baptist Church, USA