Pastoral Leadership Is . . . presents in dozens of brief yet powerful chapters a practical, Bible-based, and highly readable guide to leading the local church. This guidebook to the great adventure of being a pastor follows the directions God gave Moses in order to effectively shepherd Israel: Pray, Teach and Preach, Lead and Multiply.
Believing the western world has traded the biblical model of pastoral leadership in favor of a traditional one, author Dave Earley writes to encourage pastors to become the spiritual warriors, missional leaders, and multiplying mentors God calls them to be.
Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the bookÆs title. For example, Pastoral Leadership Is . . . u201cAbandoning Your Life to the Call of God,u201d u201cFollowing PaulÆs Example in Praying for Your Flock,u201d u201cCooperating with the Holy Spirit,u201d u201cLeading a Church Full of Leaders,u201d u201cResolving Conflict,u201d and more.
Expecting a revolution, Earley says, u201cInstead of letting traditional church culture tell you who a pastor is and what he is to do, let God tell you through the Bible.u201d
“Whether you are preparing or currently serving in a pastoral role, Dave Earley’s book is for you. His experiences as a church planter, pastor, mentor, and seminary professor make this a personal must read for the ministry leader. You will find it to be an incredible blend of both the practical and the spiritual. Earley describes the essentials—both the role and the being of the leader. Keep it close by, as you’ll refer to it again and again.”—Dr. Brad Hoffmann, Coauthor, Preventing Ministry Failure Pastor, Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Virginia