The Three Tasks of Leadership: Worldly Wisdom for Pastoral Leaders

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-05
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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This book unpacks business leader Max De Pree's famous definition of leadership originally given for the business world and applies it to the church. Eighteen theologians and pastors here offer essays echoing that definition. The Three Tasks of Leadership is refreshingly free of jargon, full of practical and inspirational advice, and perfect for both pastors in the field and pastors in formation. / Contributors: David Augsburger, Robert Banks, James E. Bradley, Mark Lau Branson, Sherwood Lingenfelter, Richard J. Mouw, Nancy Ortburg, Richard Peace, Charles J. Scalise, Wilbert R. Shenk, Marguerite Shuster, Siang-Yang Tan, Dennis N. Voskuil, Linda Wagener, Howard Wilson, and Walt Wright

Author Biography

Eric O. Jacobsen is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, Washington. His other books include Sidewalks in the Kingdom and Traditions in Leadership.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. x
Introduction: Mentor to Mentorp. 1
Defining Reality
Leadership as Interpreting Realityp. 17
Defining the Reality of Your Role: Historical Contexts and Theological Models of Christian Leadershipp. 24
The Reality of Your Context: Fundamental Elements and Multicultural Leadershipp. 46
Defining Institutional Realities: The Myth of the Right Formp. 55
The Pulpit as Primary Setting for Defining Realityp. 68
The Primacy of Servanthoodp. 77
Serving through Wisdomp. 91
Evaluating Servanthood: From Servant Leadership to Leading as Servingp. 99
Spiritual Formation as Service: The Essential Foundation for Leadershipp. 110
The Service of Personal Identity: Created for "Good" Workp. 123
Ministry Implications of Servicep. 131
Saying Thanks
The Challenge of Gratitudep. 141
Gratitude as Access to Meaningp. 148
Gratitude as Organizational Ethosp. 160
Paying Attention to People as Gratitudep. 171
The Grateful Pastorp. 180
Continuing the Conversation
The Formation of Future Leading Servantsp. 191
A Leadership Library for Pastorsp. 202
Indexp. 205
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