Involving employees in establishing their own goals assists in the accountability process as it is much easier to hold someone accountable to a goal they set for themselves than one imposed by a boss. Honoring God includes being committed to excellence in stewardship according to these authors. . Such wisdom may come through experience; however, a young leader who seeks the counsel of the wise has the ability to draw upon the experience of those around who surround him or her. As mentioned in the previous chapter, here the importance of staff placement is elaborated upon further.
Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. Christ did this before the cross and good leaders will follow his example. The heart of the book is a mentoring session with Dockery and Guthrie. In addition, he assists in the oversight of such ministries as and , impacting students not only in Texas but all around our world. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. No one leads well in the midst of stressful surprises and unexpected shortfalls.
Christian Leadership Essentials: A Handbook for Managing Christian Organization Dockery, David S. Dockery assembling a great wealth of tried and true insights on the distinctive methods of leading Christian organizations and institutions. Prioritizing can make or break a leader and the organization as a whole. Too many mistaken blatant irresponsibility for faith while forgetting that the scriptures teach us to plan, prepare and make wise choices. Over the past couple of decades, David Dockery has been one of the most potent antidotes to American educational mediocrity, where there sometimes is not enough brainpower to operate the tilt-a-whirl at the local carnival. Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. With the many voices vying for their attention, it is essential for great leaders to focus on the things that matter most.
Christians should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one, when it comes to leadership and the fulfillment of our God given mission. Often leaders fail to seek the counsel of wise advisors out of pride or possibly a fear of what they will be told. Here is a perfect Bible study tool for the new Christian, for Sunday School teachers, and even for pastors when they want to. This means that this item cannot be returned unless it is defective once ordered. How much did this help me? To be provided for by God presumes one is willing to follow His direction.
This book contains a lot of great insights in a variety of areas that I as a pastor of a local church benefit from. They must give a voice to those who may not have one, while at the same time having the wisdom to set aside the voices that are seeking self-interests rather than the betterment of the organization. With laser like focus the vision will not be lost amidst confusing policies and unorganized budgets. That being said, prior to dealing with conflict and strife it is important for the leader to withdraw, reflect, and rejuvenate in order to prepare for the pending challenge. Dependence on God is not an excuse to ignore the wisdom and guidance He provides to His people. Fourth, regularly show your appreciation of those who serve on the board and in the budgeting process.
Further a good leader must enable their employees to attain their goals, resource and train them to reach their objectives, while requiring regular evaluation of their overall performance. This book is a collection of essays by Christian leaders on a variety of topics — everything from vision and working with a board, to fund raising and building a leadership team. Other Books by David S. Dockery, a well-known Christian leader who has served as president of Union University for over 15 years. This feature makes the book practical for classroom or conference use. Dockery An alternative to the controversial New Baptist Covenant, Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal calls Southern Baptists to boldly unite and renew their commitment to the gospel, biblical authority, and their.
Once the values are established, then the placement or hiring of staff and board members can be focused upon those who reflect those values. Finding the right chemistry in leadership is paramount to the overall success of the organization. In addition to taking the presidency at Union University, he has managed to put forth a steady stream of books on Christian higher education and related issues. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, but once the sale is completed, the transaction is not refundable. Christian Leadership Essentials finds university president David S. Faith and Learning is a welcome and needed contribution to an ever-increasing field in educational theory and practice.
Learning should be rewarded and evaluation regular. This chapter details the ins and outs of such principles answering much-needed questions and outlining their processes. This loss of confidence affects the entire organization, as everyone questions the ability of the leader to handle issues that arise in an effective manner. Two of the best chapters are by Greg Thornbury Biblical and Theological Studies in the Christian University and Hunter Baker The Study of Political Philosophy at the Christian University. Failure to prepare causes conflict to become crisis rather than an instrument of growth. Leaders must be aware of these principles and potential effects when making financial plans which are essential for carrying out the mission and vision of the organization. No one likes surprises when it comes to budgeting and financial shortfalls.
David Dockery and George Guthrie set forth the basics of interpreting, applying, and communicating the Word of God in teaching and preaching. Encourage passionate discussion, feedback, and critique to help move the organization to make better decisions. This chapter challenges the status quo by challenging Christians, modeling their lives after biblical principles, to be better at governance than what the world has to offer. Leaders should have pleasure in their calling and find their identity in Christ, not a title. Please visit our page or.