The Dynamics of Church Leadership

Baker, 1999
ISBN: 0801090903


Set within the fictional story of a successful, experienced pastor counseling a younger, struggling peer, Aubrey Malphurs explores the essential elements of pastoral leadership in a changing world. He provides pastors the opportunity to examine their vocation’s structure and participate in a process of definition and discovery in the following areas:

  • Balancing achievement with personal character development
  • Understanding the three-faceted role of leader, protector, and teacher
  • Defining core values, mission statement, and strategy
  • Clarifying relationships with congregation, staff, and board
  • Developing a theology to accommodate change and the surrounding culture

Included are a core values audit for use in the church, and sample core values and vision statements. The Dynamics of Church Leadership provides both experienced and beginning pastors with concise information to help them perform the task of ministry with efficiency, fruitfulness, and joy.

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Key Features

  • Defines core values, mission statements, and strategy
  • Explains the role of a pastor and the importance of mentorship
  • Includes an evaluation and sample vision statements


  • Pastors and Their Character: Knowing Who You Are
  • Pastors and Their Leadership: Understanding What You Do
  • Pastors and Their Churches: Answering the Core Ministry Questions
  • Pastors and Their People: Relating to the Congregation, Staff, and Board
  • Pastors and Change: Developing a Theology of Change
  • Pastors and Culture: Developing a Theology of Culture

Product Details

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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