Leading Leaders: Empowering Church Boards for Ministry Excellence

Baker, 2005
ISBN: 0801091780


The key to effective leadership in today’s churches lies as much with their governing boards as it does with their pastors. Many churches are led by volunteers who chair committees, yet have little or no leadership training. Is it possible for well-meaning but often ill-prepared laypeople to guide a church body into Christ-honoring ministry?

The answer is yes, and the secret lies in offering church leaders effective, practical training. In Leading Leaders Aubrey Malphurs provides workable strategies to train laypeople to successfully lead their churches. Covering such concerns as “Who is really leading the church?” and "“What do church boards do?” this book provides not only practical evaluation tools, but a plan for developing a church board that can accomplish defined and vital goals.

Leading Leaders includes 14 appendices and helpful questionnaires, and builds on the well-received Being Leaders and Building Leaders. It is a practical guide to creating and maintaining a dynamic and effective church leadership team that is spiritually equipped and properly trained to lead the local body of Christ.

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Key Features

  • Explains the role of the church board in leadership
  • Includes evaluation tools for the church
  • Builds on Malphur’s previous works


  • Who Is Leading the Churches? Observations of Board Leadership
  • The Governing Board: A Definition of Board Leadership
  • Why Have a Governing Board? Rationale for Board Leadership
  • Board Accountability
  • Board Composition
  • The Spiritually Healthy Board: Characteristics of Board Leadership
  • The Effective Board: Functions of Board Leadership
  • The Policies Approach to Governance: Operations of Board Leadership
  • Board Policies: Areas for Board Leadership
  • Board Meetings
  • Implementing a Policies Approach
  • Improving Board Effectiveness: Training Board Leadership

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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