You Can Lead Effectively!

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Xulon Press, 2008 - Religion - 272 pages
Mathew Philip has done a fine job of producing a much-needed study of Christian leadership derived from the context of his own ministry experience. It is a healthy balance between Biblical investigation on the subject on one hand and practical everyday concerns and issues on the other. The topics addressed are laid out quite independently from each other and this makes for easy reading. For this reason, lecturers in Bible schools will find it especially useful. Graham Houghton, Ph.D. Cambridge, New Zealand. Recent years saw the publication of scores of books on leadership, both in Christian circles and in the secular world of politics and business. But this book fills in some gaps and will be a valuable addition to them. It is written in a style and format that is very reader-friendly. The ideas are communicated well. This book could serve as a good textbook in classes on leadership in theological institutions. Saphir Athyal, Ph.D. World Vision International, Asia Pacific Region. Rev Mathew Philip is an author, pastor and Bible teacher. He is currently involved in Christian ministry in Philadelphia, PA with his family. He graduated from Kerala University (1986) and went on to obtain B.D. (SABC, 1990). After a time of missionary ministry in North India, received M.Th. (Missiology) from South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS, 1995), Bangalore. He served as the Dean of Students and taught Christian Mission and Leadership at the Gospel For Asia Biblical Seminary, Tiruvalla, Kerala, South India for about 13 years. With 22 years of experience in ministry and leadership, Mathew has also written several articles and the books, The Unique Christ-Dialogue in Missions, Expository Sermons in 1Thessalonians, and An Expository Study of 2Timothy.
 

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Contents

Effective and Efficient Leadership
17
Leadership Defined
23
Active in Function
29
Crises in Leadership
35
Leadership Temptations
39
Leadership Pitfalls
47
Flexible and Open to Changes
51
Reasons for Native Leadership
59
Following JesusApproach
127
Imitating Jesus Traits
133
Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
141
Shared Leadership
149
Striving for Excellence
159
Exercise of Selfdiscipline
169
The Virus of Incompetence
177
Vision Mission and Goal
183

Leadership Portraits
65
Natural Traits
73
Spiritual Qualifications
81
Identifying Recognized Leaders
87
Engaging Highly Effective People
91
A strong determination to Grow
99
Spiritual preparation
105
Preliminary Experience
111
Leading by Example
115
Equipping Leaders in the context
121
Spirit of Servanthood
189
Responding to Basic Human Needs
195
Beware of Cult Leaders
203
Leading the Leaders
211
Willing to be Led
223
Conduct yourself Godly
229
Steps to Handling Stress
243
Leadership After Gods Own Heart
249
A Leadership Manifesto
253
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