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Basic Christian Leadership

Biblical Models of Church, Gospel and Ministry

by John Stott

Basic Christian Leadership
  • Length: 127 pages
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  • Published: April 01, 2016
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 8207
  • ISBN: 9780830882076

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Leadership today is no easy task. Christian leaders called to shepherd others get caught in power struggles and are tempted to abuse their pastoral authority. Pastors feel that they must project strength and certainty in order to preach and minister credibly. Too often our models of leadership are shaped more by culture than by Christ.

John Stott offers an alternative vision in this biblical approach to servant leadership, exemplified by the apostle Paul in his ministry to the church in Corinth. Above all, Stott reassures us that God is at work even in the midst of our human weakness.

"God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 Corinthians 1:27

A clear articulation of the nature of leadership as well as the thoughtful study of Scripture we have come to expect from John Stott, this exposition of 1 Corinthians 1--4 offers us a model of ministry surprisingly relevant twenty centuries later: leadership rooted in humility and grace, serving the church with the love of Christ.

Study guide included.


Introduction: Leadership
1. The Ambiguity of the Church: 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
2. Power Through Weakness: 1 Corinthians:18-2:5
3. Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
4. The Church and the Trinity: 1 Corinthians 3
5. Models of Ministry: 1 Corinthians 4
Conclusion: Christ or Culture?
Study Guide


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John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.