The God Who Goes Before You

by Michael S. Wilder & Timothy Paul Jones     |     Book Summary


Author: Michael S. Wilder & Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher: B&H Academic
Date:  October 1, 2018
Pages: 200

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Biblical leadership starts with the Bible. It sees the Scriptures as authoritative and the sufficient resource for training pastors and leaders to lead in whatever area God has appointed them with humble, passionate, Christ-exalting leadership. 

The Scriptures teach that leadership is about ownership — God’s ownership of both the leader and the followers. Therefore, Christian leadership is about stewardship. That is, stewarding the gifts, resources, and opportunities that God has given leaders for His glory and His people’s good. 

Leadership is about power, but it’s not about the power of the leader — it is about the power and presence of God in the life of pastors and the congregation. A pastor equips the people of God to trust God as they live holy lives and seek to fulfill the Great Commission. 

Leadership is about following, but the following that is at the front and center of biblical leadership is first and foremost about pastors following the Good Shepherd. Faithfully following the God who goes before us is the way to see others follow Him too.   

Those who ultimately want to lead the best must be the best followers of God, trusting His Word, obeying His well, and resting in Christ as their only suitable and all-sufficient Savior.





The God Who Goes Before You

by Michael S. Wilder & Timothy Paul Jones

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Michael S. Wilder & Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher B&H Academic
Date October 1, 2018
Pages 200


Overview:

Biblical leadership starts with the Bible. It sees the Scriptures as authoritative and the sufficient resource for training pastors and leaders to lead in whatever area God has appointed them with humble, passionate, Christ-exalting leadership. 

The Scriptures teach that leadership is about ownership — God’s ownership of both the leader and the followers. Therefore, Christian leadership is about stewardship. That is, stewarding the gifts, resources, and opportunities that God has given leaders for His glory and His people’s good. 

Leadership is about power, but it’s not about the power of the leader — it is about the power and presence of God in the life of pastors and the congregation. A pastor equips the people of God to trust God as they live holy lives and seek to fulfill the Great Commission. 

Leadership is about following, but the following that is at the front and center of biblical leadership is first and foremost about pastors following the Good Shepherd. Faithfully following the God who goes before us is the way to see others follow Him too.   

Those who ultimately want to lead the best must be the best followers of God, trusting His Word, obeying His well, and resting in Christ as their only suitable and all-sufficient Savior.