Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership

Baker, 2003
ISBN: 0801091438


What makes a leader a Christian leader? Too many churches and parachurch groups operate under secular leadership principles and strategies without considering what Scripture teaches. In this accessible and comprehensive volume, leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of Christian leadership based on the Bible and his own extensive research.

Malphurs begins by defining a uniquely Christian leader from the inside out, from godly character and commitment, to pure motives and a servant attitude. He examines the leaders of the first-century church and then discusses qualities such as credibility, capability, and influence that are essential for successful leadership. Each chapter contains helpful questions for reflection and discussion. The appendix includes numerous audits to help readers evaluate themselves on various leadership components.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Analyzes the characteristics of a successful leader
  • Contains discussion questions
  • Includes a self-evaluation guide


  • A Christian Leader
  • A Servant Leader
  • A Credible Leader
  • A Capable Leader
  • An Influential Leader
  • A Followed Leader
  • A Situational Leader
  • A Directional Leader

Praise for the Print Edition

This book articulates what biblical leadership is and challenges readers to define and develop leadership in their own ministries. The book should help pastors and leaders take stock of their individual situations and make improvements.

Baptist Bulletin

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About Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of pastoral ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training, and is the author of more than 20 ministry books, including Doing Church: A Biblical Guide for Leading Ministries through Change.


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