Leadership? What for? Here is a workbook for a four-week study course – for clergy and laity – which seeks to answer this question from a specifically biblical and New Testament point of view. The author probes the biblical understanding of issues such as power and authority, and seeks to make clear why Jesus’ approach to leading differs so radically from that of the ‘world.’ The focus is not so much on ‘how’ to be a leader, but on ‘why.’
In a series of daily (individual) and weekly (small group) exercises, Hawkins focuses on the primary issue with great dexterity and insight. In the church, all leadership has one primary goal – to Build God’s People. The workbook also identifies specific principles of servant leadership, and shows how these apply to the kinds of concrete and difficult decisions every congregation faces.