Lead Like It Matters to God Study Guide: Eight Sessions on Becoming a Values-Driven Leader, By Richard Stearns
Lead Like It Matters to God Study Guide
  • Length: 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: March 30, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 4719
  • ISBN: 9780830847198

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Lead Like It Matters to God by Richard Stearns is about how the values Christian leaders embrace are more important than the success they achieve. This eight-session companion study guide explores seventeen values that will transform your leadership.

Following the structure of review, reflect, and practice, this dynamic guide also provides discussion starters for groups to have honest conversations about how values-driven leadership not only improves their witness for Christ but also influences culture and creates healthy workplaces where people and teams flourish.

Take a look at the seventeen leadership values you will explore in this study guide:

  • Surrender
  • Sacrifice
  • Trust
  • Excellence
  • Love
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Vision
  • Courage
  • Generosity
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Balance
  • Humor
  • Encouragement
  • Perseverance
  • Listening


1. Surrender, Sacrifice, and Trust
2. Excellence and Love
3. Humility and Integrity
4. Vision and Courage
5. Generosity and Forgiveness
6. Self-Awareness and Balance
7. Humor and Encouragement
8. Perseverance and Listening
Conclusion: Taking God to Work


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Richard Stearns

Richard Stearns is president emeritus of World Vision US, where he served as president for twenty years, traveling more than three million miles as an advocate for the world's poor. Before leading the Christian relief and development organization, he was a corporate CEO at both Parker Brothers and Lenox. His bestselling book The Hole in Our Gospel was named the 2010 Christian Book of the Year.

Among the honors Stearns received for his humanitarian service are five honorary doctoral degrees, the Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award from InterAction, and the Christian Leadership Alliance's highest honor. Rich and his wife, Reneé, have five adult children and six grandchildren, and live in Bellevue, Washington.