Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer

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Moody Publishers, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 208 pages

Over 1 million copies sold

What every church will always need

The need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ.

With more than 1 million copies sold, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership. J. Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God, such as Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others.

Featured topics include:

  • The cost of leadership
  • The responsibility of leadership
  • Tests of leadership
  • The qualities and criteria of leadership
  • The art of reproducing leaders
  • The one indispensable requirement of leadership

Sanders holds that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God. Let this classic be your guide for leadership, and watch how God works through you to do great things for His glory.

 

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Contents

Preface to the Updated Edition
7
Preface to the First Edition
9
1 An Honorable Ambition
11
2 The Search for Leaders
17
3 The Masters Master Principle
21
4 Natural and Spiritual Leadership
27
5 Can You Become a Leader?
33
6 Insights on Leadership from Paul
39
14 Improving Leadership
109
15 The Cost of Leadership
115
16 Responsibilities of Leadership
125
17 Tests of Lead
131
18 The Art of Delegation
137
19 Replacing Leaders
143
20 Reproducing Leaders
149
21 Perils of Leadership
155

7 Insights on Leadership from Peter
47
8 Essential Qualities of Leadership
51
9 More Essential Qualities of Leadership
65
10 Above All Else
77
11 Prayer and Leadership
83
12 The Leader and Time
93
13 The Leader and Reading
101
22 The Leader Nehemiah
165
A Final Word
171
Chapter Notes
173
A Small Group Study Guide for Spiritual Leadership
183
Index of Persons
203
Index of Scripture
205
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About the author (2007)

J. OSWALD SANDERS (1902-1992) was a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and authored more than forty books on the Christian life including The Incomparable Christ, Spiritual Discipleship, Spiritual Leadership, and Spiritual Maturity. He left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. Dr. Sanders later became general director of the China Inland Mission (now the Overseas Missionary Fellowship), and was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia.

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