Title: The Leadership Factor
Subtitle: A Sourcebook for Effective Church Leadership
Author: Harris W. Lee
Why do some churches thrive while others languish? Why are some vital and purposeful while others flounder? I am sure the reasons are many, among them the makeup of the community, the quality of the congregational life, especially its worship and preaching, the program and fellowship opportunities, and the prayers and participation of the people.
There is another factor that is not often discussed: the leadership factor, that is, the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the leadership exercised by pastors and elected leaders of congregations.
This book is intended to strengthen the leadership of the church (and, subsequently, the church’s life and mission) by providing a better understanding of leadership and how it can be practiced effectively by pastors and lay leaders. It describes qualities of church leaders, discusses the leadership roles of pastors and laypeople, highlights some of the latest insights on motivation and conflict management, and considers the leader’s personal life and spiritual development.
About the author:
Harris W. Lee served as parish pastor for 29 years and worked as a director of stewardship ministries for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, exercising numerous leadership roles.
Pages: 204 perfect bound