Basic Christian Leadership

by John Stott     |     Book Summary


Author: John Stott
Publisher: IVP
Date: 2002
Pages: 128

Book Summary of Basic Christian Leadership by John Stott


The first four chapters of the book of 1 Corinthians “have a special message for church leaders today, whether ordained or lay, whether their ministry is in the world or in the church” (p. 9).

Thus, John Stott walks his readers through the earlier chapters of 1 Corinthians as he lays out biblical foundations for Christian leadership that can be applied to just about any leadership position, though the focus is primarily on local church pastors. 

A leader is, by definition, “someone who commands a following” (p. 11). The world and culture must not shape the way Christians think about leading others. Christians lead in a particular fashion. They are not domineering or authoritarian but lead in a way that is serving, humble, and committed to Christ and His Word. 

Now is not the time for prideful authoritarians in the church. Rather, the Apostle Paul shows us by his life and teaching that God is exalted in our weakness. As leaders humbly serve the church, she will be most benefited, and Christ will receive the most glory.





Basic Christian Leadership

by John Stott

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Basic Christian Leadership by John Stott

AuthorJohn Stott
PublisherIVP
Date2002
Pages128


Overview:

The first four chapters of the book of 1 Corinthians “have a special message for church leaders today, whether ordained or lay, whether their ministry is in the world or in the church” (p. 9).

Thus, John Stott walks his readers through the earlier chapters of 1 Corinthians as he lays out biblical foundations for Christian leadership that can be applied to just about any leadership position, though the focus is primarily on local church pastors. 

A leader is, by definition, “someone who commands a following” (p. 11). The world and culture must not shape the way Christians think about leading others. Christians lead in a particular fashion. They are not domineering or authoritarian but lead in a way that is serving, humble, and committed to Christ and His Word. 

Now is not the time for prideful authoritarians in the church. Rather, the Apostle Paul shows us by his life and teaching that God is exalted in our weakness. As leaders humbly serve the church, she will be most benefited, and Christ will receive the most glory.