Great Leader, Great Teacher

by Rankin Wilbourne     |     Book Summary


Author: Gary Bredfeldt
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Date: 2006
Pages: 208

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


“Behind this book is a conviction that God’s most common means of leading His people is through those who teach His people.” (p. 9) 

This critical aspect of leadership has often been overlooked in the proliferation of books on the topic of leadership. Even among Christian authors, the focus in leadership books often is on “leading change, casting vision, strategic planning, and building effective teams” (p. 9). 

These books are certainly helpful, but many of them ignore the critical connection between leading and teaching. “This book seeks to address that facet of leadership, especially as it relates to leading God’s people in and through the local church.” (p. 9)

History has shown that in the local church the best leaders are often skilled teachers. One could point to Charles Spurgeon, who led a remarkably large congregation and who was known as the “Prince of Preachers” (p. 10). However, one could also point to Lavinia Bartlett, a woman who taught a women’s Sunday school class with 600 attendees at Spurgeon’s church. In both the famous and the obscure, we are reminded that great teachers often make great leaders.





Great Leader, Great Teacher

by Rankin Wilbourne

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorGary Bredfeldt
PublisherMoody Publishers
Date2006
Pages208


Overview:

“Behind this book is a conviction that God’s most common means of leading His people is through those who teach His people.” (p. 9) 

This critical aspect of leadership has often been overlooked in the proliferation of books on the topic of leadership. Even among Christian authors, the focus in leadership books often is on “leading change, casting vision, strategic planning, and building effective teams” (p. 9). 

These books are certainly helpful, but many of them ignore the critical connection between leading and teaching. “This book seeks to address that facet of leadership, especially as it relates to leading God’s people in and through the local church.” (p. 9)

History has shown that in the local church the best leaders are often skilled teachers. One could point to Charles Spurgeon, who led a remarkably large congregation and who was known as the “Prince of Preachers” (p. 10). However, one could also point to Lavinia Bartlett, a woman who taught a women’s Sunday school class with 600 attendees at Spurgeon’s church. In both the famous and the obscure, we are reminded that great teachers often make great leaders.




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