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Mentoring Leaders: Wisdom for Developing Character, Calling, and Competency
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Mentoring Leaders: Wisdom for Developing Character, Calling, and Competency


Baker 2005

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Who are tomorrow’s Christian leaders? Christian churches and organizations will fill 50,000 strategic ministry positions within the next five to ten years. But what will be required of these leaders, and who will prepare them?

If you are a new leader or find yourself with the unique opportunity to mentor an emerging leader, you know the high expectations and changing demands of ministry positions. In Mentoring Leaders, Carson Pue offers trustworthy, substantial guidance to prepare you for service. He boldly addresses the spiritual aspects of Christian leadership development to help you strengthen your character, calling, and competency. With an accessible offering of insight and encouragement, Pue will help you sharpen your vision, shape your values, and share your leadership adventures.

Perfect for students, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike, the Logos edition of this volume is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your favorite Bible translation, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Offers advice and encouragement for mentors
  • Describes the process of mentoring future leaders through five distinct phases
  • Discusses the spiritual aspects of leadership development specific to Christians


  • The Process of Mentoring: The History and Background
  • Phase One: Self-Awareness
    • Starting with New Awareness: The Foundational Beginning of Leadership Development
  • Phase Two: Freeing Up
    • Freeing Up: The Unchaining of God’s Leaders
  • Phase Three: Visioneering
    • Visioneering
    • Practical Vision Helps
  • Phase Four: Implementing
    • Implementing the Vision
    • Stepping Out Vision
    • Budgeting Time and Resources
    • Measuring People and Outcomes
  • Phase Five: Sustaining
    • Sustaining in Leadership
    • Fear, Loneliness, and Other Challenges
    • Accountability

Praise for the Print Edition

Carson Pue’s Mentoring Leaders is not only the source of sound, practical help for mentoring future Christian leaders, but what stands out for me is that, unlike several other books on this topic I have seen, it is thoroughly biblical and theologically sound. It focuses on the character, calling, and spiritual development of the leader, not just his or her competence. I also like the fact that it is ‘inclusive’—a much needed corrective in our chauvinistic world.

Archibald D. Hart, senior professor of psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

We hear frequently of the dearth of younger leaders to take the helm, as well as the need for a different kind of leader to face the challenges before the church at the present time. In my estimation the Arrow Leadership Program, under the direction of Carson Pue, is providing a God-inspired response to these needs. I am impressed by their selection process, the design of the program, and the impact it has had on the lives of its graduates. Mentoring Leaders explains and illustrates the Arrow Leadership Program, making its insights available to the many who cannot apply to the program. It will provide a valuable resource for older leaders in their own mentoring of the next generation.

Eddie Gibbs, emeritus professor of church growth, Fuller Theological Seminary

The world today, and the church in particular, face a crisis of leadership. This is why Carson Pue’s new book is so important. Leaders are needed in all walks of life but few people have taken as much effort as Pue to think through the complex issue of mentoring the next generation. I heartily recommend this book.

Irving Hexham, professor of religious studies, University of Calgary

If you have never had a mentor—but, always wanted one—get this book and read it word for word and cover to cover. A book cannot be a mentor but this one comes from a mentor’s heart with a mentor’s style. Then use the book as a guide as you begin the exciting process of mentoring others.

—Bobb Biehl, executive mentor, Masterplanning Group International

I know no one better prepared to think and write on the topic of mentoring than Carson Pue. Gladly I commend this book, because to Carson Pue mentoring has evangelistic impact. A mentored leader with a heart for the lost, will move thousands toward the kingdom.

—Lon Allison, associate professor, Wheaton College

Product Details

  • Title: Mentoring Leaders: Wisdom for Developing Character, Calling, and Competency
  • Author: Carson Pue
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 268
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Leadership

About Carson Pue

Carson Pue is executive director at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, Canada. For 14 years he served as CEO of Arrow Leadership Ministries, an international ministry founded by Leighton Ford committed to mentoring church leaders. An ordained Baptist minister, he has had a varied career in business, the pastorate, and parachurch ministry. He was executive director for Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Living radio ministry and has spent over 36,000 hours with Christian leaders over the past 10 years.