Many in ministry see preaching and church leadership as separate responsibilities. “Most writing on Christian leadership omits preaching, and most books on preaching leave out leadership,” observes Michael Quicke. But effective Christian ministry requires preachers to rediscover leadership through preaching. By adapting a workable and realistic leadership model, Quicke shows how preaching is the main vehicle for leading congregational change.
“What is lacking, however, are resources that integrate the practical aspects of pastoral leadership with a theological understanding of the office of ‘pastor and teacher.’” (Page 11)
“What drives this book is my hope that preachers rediscover leadership through preaching” (Page 17)
“Christian leader: ‘someone who is called by God to lead and possess virtuous character and [who] effectively motivates, mobilizes resources, and directs people toward the fulfillment of a jointly embraced vision from God.” (Page 24)
“Nothing is more important in church leadership than to enable a people to grow together while living under God’s will and seeking first his kingdom in contrast with society in order to witness to the world.” (Page 39)
“ leadership from preaching and preaching from leadership.” (Page 23)
If you feel your preaching responsibilities get in the way of your leadership, prepare to be challenged. If you feel your leadership responsibilities get in the way of your preaching, prepare to be challenged. 360-Degree Leadership argues persuasively that leadership and preaching are two sides of the same gold coin.
—Craig Brian Larson, editor, PreachingToday.com
I've been waiting for this book. With warmth and wisdom, Quicke shows us how to bring preaching and leadership together.
—Kevin Mill, vice president, Christianity Today International