Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values for Ministry

Baker, 2004
ISBN: 9780801065163


What are the core values of your ministry? Values-Driven Leadership is a pioneering work designed to help church and parachurch leaders understand the cutting-edge concept of organizational core values. Every ministry organization has a set of core values that guides what the ministry seeks to accomplish. Understanding these core values is key to a high-performing ministry.

In this revised edition, Aubrey Malphurs offers important insights on new research in the field of leadership and delineates techniques for their practical implementation. After exploring the concepts in Values-Driven Leadership, you’ll be able to take concrete steps to write your ministry’s values in a credo or value statement and focus in on your mission. This edition includes helpful discussion questions, core values audits, and even a readiness-for-change inventory to help you and your ministry identify areas in need of attention. This is a useful book for individuals, boards, committees, and leadership teams.

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Key Features

  • Defines core values and explains how they impact ministry
  • Offers techniques for integrating core values into the church
  • Provides sample values and discussion questions


  • You Can’t Live without Them: The Importance of Core Values
  • What Are We Talking About? The Definition of Core Values
  • What Drives You? The Discovery of Core Values
  • Writing Your Values Credo: The Development of Core Values
  • Moving Your Values from Paper to People: The Communication of Core Values
  • Weaving New Values into the Congregational Fabric: The Implementation of Core Values
  • How Not to Drop the Ball: The Preservation of Core Values

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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