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Leadership in the New Testament

  • Steven Crowther
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

After the ministry of Jesus, the church continues this ministry of servant leadership. There are several heroes of the faith here along with instructions that have been preserved for our generations that have followed the early church. The church grew rapidly, yet the leaders kept pace and led well and even trained the next generation of leaders. There was a dynamic of leadership here as they began their mission together. Is that same dynamic available today to contemporary leaders? The writers of the New Testament communicate as if this dynamic of leadership will continue well into the future. There are instructions here for leaders that give key insights for servant leadership and for biblical leadership. Some of these insights are found in different theories of leadership including servant leadership, but some are unique concepts of leadership from the New Testament. It is here that greatness in leadership can be found. This is a journey into the issues of leadership and even the soul of the person; this journey can be intense at times since it is counterintuitive in places, but it is worth the effort to see what is here to be able to lead well as biblical servant leaders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Crowther
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  1. 1.Grace College of DivinityFayettevilleUSA

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