Many volumes have been written over the last couple of decades regarding leadership in the church. Great resources have been produced to train leaders in the how-to side of leadership, the relationship aspect of leading others and the systems approach to developing effective church structures. These tools can equip ministers to fulfill their call to serve in the church of Jesus Christ with greater effectiveness in ways that would otherwise require much time to learn in the school of life experience.
Preaching is at the core of what we are called to do, but we come to understand that being a shepherd of God’s flock extends further than the pulpit. Our call to ministry certainly involves the proclamation of the good news and the equipping of God’s people through the exposition of the Word, but our call does not end there.
Dr. Bradford’s book, Lead So Others Can Follow, gets to the heart of what we call today “self-leadership.” Discussion related to leadership principles from a “how-to” perspective are inadequate in kingdom work. While a political or business leader may experience a certain level of success through the exercise of the power of position and personal expertise, in the kingdom of God, the additional qualities of spirituality and personal influence are critical to what is to be accomplished in building the church. Getting self-leadership right makes it possible to lead so others can follow.
Ministers’ Enrichment speaker, Dr. James Bradford, will help us develop those key skills for ministry that are foundational for effective service in the kingdom of God. Join us for this time of
learning, growth and enrichment that will bless you personally and will bless your ministry in the future.