Prepare well to lead well! Ideal for individual use, with a partner or mentor, or in a training group, this 12-session interactive workbook helps you develop your own unique leadership gifts. Learn to cultivate the godly leader's character, posture, vision, and skill with Bible studies, insightful readings, memory verses, and practical exercises. 168 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
Leadership is essential. Maybe you've shied away from leadership because you don't know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise decisions that bring positive change. And, in a world with priorities vastly different from Christ's, Christian leaders are especially needed to point people to him. Preparation is essential. As essential as the leadership itself is the preparation beforehand, which is why Greg Ogden, a seasoned leader himself, has created this interactive guide that will give you the tools you need to lead well, using your unique gifts and experience. Divided into four sections, this workbook will help you develop character, postures, vision and skills as you participate in the following elements in each chapter:
- a memory verse
- a Bible study
- a reading
- a leadership exercise
By working through these multiple channels of learning you'll be equipped not just with head knowledge about
leadership but with true character formation and awareness of your own abilities that will prepare you for the challenges and choices of leadership. Designed to work well on your own, with a partner or with a group, Leadership Essentials
by Greg Ogden and Daniel Meyer is the essential preparation tool for those who would be led and shaped by Christ to lead others with strength and wisdom.
Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) recently retired from professional church leadership and now lives out his passion of speaking, teaching and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church. Most recently Greg served as executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Fuller Theological Seminary and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship. Prior to teaching at Fuller, Greg enjoyed twenty-four years in pastoral ministry, primarily within Presbyterian churches, but also as senior pastor at the Saratoga Federated Church in the Silicon Valley, California. While there, he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people and resulting in his book and eventually the Essentials Series. Greg's other books include and
Daniel Meyer is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and has served since 1997 as senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook in Chicago's western suburbs. His weekly messages are broadcast on television, radio and the Internet and are frequently featured on PreachingToday.com. Additionally, Dan serves as on-air host and chairman of LIFE FOCUS, a multiple Emmy Award-winning television newsmagazine aired on PBS and other stations nationwide. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary, the Deans Advisory Board of Midwestern University and the Board of the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook.
"[A]n excellent book for a leadership team to work through together. Working through this book will help develop your own abilities and prepare you to mentor others in leadership."
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