Someone once quipped that a practice had to be abandoned because it did not work out in theory. In a contrary vein, many religious leaders have jettisoned theory on an altar of practice. This book brings theory and practice together. An imminently practical guide for religious leaders, it is grounded in significant theories of leadership. It is thoroughly modern and altogether ancient: modern in that it dialogues with current models and strategies of leadership and ancient in that every major point is illustrated or argued from biblical texts. The four cornerstones provide the basis on which effective leadership in congregations and other religious organizations can be built.
Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director
Association of Theological Schools
The Commission on Accrediting