How is your church or organization governed? Does it have an authoritarian, top-down administration? Is the ministry vision developed by a few top officials, with little input from staff or volunteers?
Today the definition of an effective leader has changed. No longer does the model leader manage like the Lone Ranger—either do it his way or no way. Today the model leader shares responsibility with fellow team leaders and seeks to serve them. In Team Leadership in Christian Ministry, Dr. Gangel carefully lays a biblical foundation for the team leadership model. This leadership is not dogmatic control or personality worship. It has no room for political power plays. Instead, it is Paul gently nurturing young Christians in his epistles. It is Barnabas willingly thrusting others into situations where they develop their own gifts. It is Christ, choosing not one, but twelve men to carry on his ministry. It is servant leadership.
With examples, illustrations, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, Dr. Gangel prods and encourages the reader to move beyond the safety net of autocratic leadership into the rewarding, effective practice of leading with and through others.
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...An important contribution to a vitally important topic.
—Dr. David L. Rambo, President, Alliance Theological Seminary
This book provides a fresh perspective of leadership that is both solidly biblical and thoroughly practical.
—Dr. Gene A. Getz, Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church North
Kenneth O. Gangel is vice-president for academic affairs, academic dean, and Distinguished Professor of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. His career has spanned four institutions in nearly forty years.