I hope you are staying safe and well during these difficult times.
These recent months of isolation have been very productive for me. Not only have I been able to get a lot of projects finished around our farm, but I have also written and published two new books. I have already mentioned one of them, “Rethinking the Gospel”, in a previous post. Today I want to highlight the second.
“The Little Book of Church Leadership” highlights a crisis of leadership within the modern church; not an absence of leadership, but a proliferation of the wrong kind of leadership. The modern church has departed from the collaborative leadership principles of the New Testament and has adopted a secular business model that is undermining the very essence of what it means to be God’s people. The contemporary emphasis upon the paid minister as the vision-casting leader and entrepreneurial professional is a far cry from the kind of shared pastoral leadership that was instigated and modelled by the first century church. This book points us back to the New Testament principles of collaborative church leadership and mutual accountability that were set in place in the very beginning and which are God’s continued design for His people today.
This is a little book with BIG ideas. It calls the church to radically re-think the roles of clergy and laity and return to the biblical principles laid down by the New Testament church. It calls for a culture shift that will not be easy. Are you ready to be challenged?
As it is only a short book, it is priced very reasonably.
𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗜𝗧 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘:
𝗘𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘀: https://smartfaith.net/shop/
𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 (𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆): https://smartfaith.net/shop/
𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 (𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝘂𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 – 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗼𝗻): https://smartfaith.net/theology/books-2/
Totally agree with the theme of this book on leadership