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Leadership Principles in Exodus 18

  • Stuart W. Boyer
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of Exodus 18, including aspects of author and date (Cassuto in A Commentary on the Book of Exodus, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1997; Cole in Exodus: An Introduction and Commentary, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 1973; Enns in Exodus, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2000; Kaiser, 1990). Due to the focus of this research (leadership, small group leadership) it is unlike any other detailed analysis of Exodus 18. This chapter includes historical aspects of the leadership of Ambrose of Milan (339–397). More particularly, the research reveals Ambrose’s leadership within small groups. The chapter includes two main elements, historicity concerning pastoral functions and the development of the pastoral care; specifically concerning small group leadership. Some of the developing themes within this section include (a) humility, (b) remaining teachable, (c) personal development, (d) intimacy with God, (e) deliverance (f) relational, (g) delegation, (h) selection, (i) personal ability, (j) the fear of God, (k) trustworthiness, (l) cognitive, (m) moral, (n) hating a bribe, or covetousness (o) leader development, (p) obedience to God (q) discipleship, (r) family unity, and (s) trust.

Keywords

Humility Teachable Personal development Relational Delegation Selection Trustworthiness Moral Leader development Obedience to God Discipleship Family unity Trust 

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  • Stuart W. Boyer
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  1. 1.Horizon UniversityIndianapolis, InUSA

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