Following "Management and Ministry" and "Leading Managing, Ministering", this third MODEM handbook explores an issue at the very heart of the Church - how can an ancient institution with so many encumbrances remain a living sign of the Kingdom of God?
"The nature of leadership and its importance in the life of the church is a recurring theme in the Councils of the URC. This book has much to add to this discussion, particularly as we continue with the implications of Catching the Vision. It is not an easy read. (...) But that is where its value lies. It does not give easy answers but it certainly raises the questions and carries them forward. Again the sub-title says a says a great deal: On the challenge of making a difference through leadership. The debate on leadership in the church is a necessary debate and we need all the help we can get as we engage in it. This book certainly provides much help."