Learning to Lead beyond Our Horizons
People are desperate for leaders who are credible – those who possess a moral center and exhibit sound leadership skills. Given our global realities, we need strategic leaders who possess cultural intelligence and theological discernment. The aim of this book is to shape such leaders. Each chapter combines careful research with contributions from leaders around the world. These voices bring much-needed insight to leadership issues when translated and applied in different settings, especially the many urban multi-cultural contexts that exist today. Present and emerging leaders, no matter the culture or field, will find this book invaluable in sustaining their call to godly leadership.
This book is like a deep valley where we can clearly hear and enjoy the sweet echoes of leadership voices coming from both the global south and the global north.
Riad Kassis, PhD
Director, Langham Scholars Ministry,
Missing Voices: Learning to Lead beyond Our Horizons should be required for any pastor, teacher, or lay leader who aspires to understand, respond to, and work alongside others in our multi-cultural worldwide Christian family.
Paul Borthwick, DMin
Author and Senior Consultant,
Development Associates International
Beginning by outlining theories of leadership and moving to a variety of global perspectives, Dr Johnson returns to search for a strong cultural and theological basis for how to lead in such a world, with clear success in so doing. This is a study that is long overdue and brings clarity to how to lead in our “flat” world. A must-read for all Christian leaders.
Instructor in Business Ethics,
University of Northwestern
Combining broad reading of contemporary writing on leadership with keen biblical insight and diverse voices from numerous cultures and regions, John Johnson provides a fresh, readable and profound perspective for leaders who want to navigate the increasing complexity of our twenty-first century, globalized world. Both emerging and experienced leaders from any nation can benefit from this conversation between leadership theory, experienced global practitioners, and Scripture.
David W. Bennett, DMin, PhD
Global Associate Director for Collaboration and Content,
Table of Contents
- Before We Begin: An Introduction
- Part I: Becoming a Global Leader for Twenty-First-Century-Ministry
- 1 - Get a Grip on Who You Are
- 2 - Establish Your Necessity
- 3 - Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
- 4 - If You Want to Influence Others, Make Your Character Count
- 5 - Sharpen Your Skills if You Want to Be Competent
- Part II: Implementing Global Leadership for Twenty-First-Century Ministry
- 6 - Do It Together
- 7 - Know Why and Where
- 8 - Know How and When
- Part III: Sustaining Global Leadership for Twenty-First-Century Ministry
- 9 - Make a Difference
- 10 - Face Your Crucibles and Learn from Them
- 11 - Know When It’s Time
- Contributing Voices
- General Index
- Scripture Index