The God Who Goes Before You: A Biblical and Theological Vision For Leadership
When it comes to leadership, there is much to be learned from empirical research and from the intuitive reflections of marketplace leaders--but, without the entirety of Scripture as our supreme and sufficient authority, flawed views of human nature and deficient perspectives on God's purposes will skew our views of leadership. That's why a Christ-centered, kingdom-focused vision of leadership must precede any principles of leadership that derive from human wisdom. The aim of this book is to provide a foundation for the study of leadership that looks at leadership with both feet firmly planted in the whole of Scripture. This foundational vision for Christian leadership has emerged from examining the storyline of Scripture as a whole, interpreting biblical texts in light of their historical, epochal, and canonical contexts.
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About "The God Who Goes Before You: A Biblical and Theological Vision For Leadership"
Meet the Authors
Timothy Paul Jones
Timothy Paul Jones (Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Rolling Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the author of Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away; Praying like the Jew, Jesus; Answers to the Da Vinci Code; Prayers Jesus Prayed, Christian History Made Easy and with James Garlow and April Williams, the bestselling The Da Vinci Codebreaker.
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, has accepted an appointment as a professor of leadership and church ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Michael S. Wilder (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Leadership and Church Ministry (2006); Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies; Doctoral Coordinator and Director of Supervised Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He si the co-author of TransforMission: Making Disciples through Short-Term Missions
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Table Of Contents
foreword, R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Part One: Foundations For Leadership Through Followership
Chapter One: What If Jesus Didn't Lead Like Jesus? Redefining Christian Leadership
Chapter Two: The King Says: Foundations For Leadership In The Creation, Fall, And Exodus
Part Two: Old Covenant Precedents For Leadership Through Followership
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Chapter Three: The Quest For Justice: Judges And Kings In Israel
Chapter Four: a Devoted Community: Priesthood And Prophecy In Israel
Chapter Five: the Shepherd Leader: A Protector And Provider Who Is Present With His People
Part Three: New Covenant Practices For Leadership Through Followership
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Chapter Six: the Shepherd’s Call: Fearing And Following God
Chapter Seven: The Shepherd's Commission: Living As A Leader Who Follows, Feeds, And Dies
Chapter Eight: The Shepherd's Identity: Learning To Lead As A Fellow Elder And Brother
Conclusion: Leadership As Followership That Leads To The Cross