"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 book's title. For example, "Pastoral Leadership Is . . ." "Abandoning Your Life to the Call of God," "Following Paul's Example in Praying for Your Flock," "Cooperating with the Holy Spirit," "Leading a Church Full of Leaders," "Resolving Conflict," and more.
Expecting a revolution, Earley says, "Instead of letting traditional church culture tell you who a pastor is and what he is to do, let God tell you through the Bible."