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What kind of leadership will effectively lead the church into the morally turbulent twenty-first century? The same kind of leadership that led it through the morally and politically chaotic first century. Shepherding.

This is the kind of leadership Jesus used, and this is the kind of leadership that will take his church where he wants it to go.

While the term "shepherd" produces warm images of love, care, and tenderness, it also describes a form of leadership that is perilously protective, dangerous, dirty, and smelly.

"Shepherd" is something that every follower of Christ, the Good Shepherd, is called to become.

Lynn Anderson, in this important book, leads us backwards in time to discover and identify the biblical leader for the future needs of the Christian community. Anderson's deep dig for truth will concern, convict, and confront us about where leadership has been, and will set a new standard for where the future leader must go.

About the Author

Lynn Anderson has been in the ministry for over thirty-five years and currently serves as president of Hope Network, a ministry dedicated to coaching, mentoring, and equipping spiritual leaders for the twenty-first century. He received his doctorate from Abilene Christian University in 1990.

Anderson's lifelong career of ministry has involved speaking nationwide to thousands of audiences and authoring eight books — including The Shepherd's Song; Navigating the Winds of Change; Heaven Came Down; They Smell like Sheep, Volume 1; and If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts?

He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Dallas. They are the parents of four grown children and the grandparents of eight wonderful grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Contents

  Acknowledgments
  Introduction: Stepping into the Pasture
Part One: A Biblical Look at Spiritual Leadership Principles:

The Sort of Things Leaders Do

Section One:

Shepherds

1

Shepherds on the Hills of Bible History

2

Distorted Leadership Models

3

Fast-Lane Flocks and Cyber-World Shepherds
Section Two: Mentors
1 Those Who Have Walked a Long Time in the Same Direction
2 How to Mentor
Section Three: Equippers
6 "Use 'Em or Lose 'Em"
7 How the Chief Shepherd Equipped His Flock

8

Equipping through the Shared Life
Part Two: A Biblical Look at Elders:

The Sort of People They Are

Section One: A Character Sketch
9 Just What Is an Elder?
10 Men of Experience
11 Men of Character
12 Men of Vision
Section Two: Authority
13 The Biblical  Language of "Authority"
14 The Authority of Moral Suasion
Epilogue: A Stroll into the Morning
Discussion Questions
Additional Resources
Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582292977
Author:
Anderson, Lynn
Publisher:
Howard Books
Author:
Anderson, Dr. Lynn
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity - Pastoral Ministry
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources
Subject:
Christianity-Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
Subject:
Lynn Anderson; They Smell Like Sheep; shepherd; sheep; leadership; church leadership; Jesus; church; good shepherd; disciples
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 9.24 oz

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