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On Sale: February 19, 2009
Pages: 112 | ISBN: 978-0-307-49931-8
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The Making of a Leader–God’s Way

God calls every one of His people to positions of leadership and influence–in our homes, communities, churches, and ultimately the world. But true leadership involves more than simply being the person out front; it means living a life worth following.

In this study of four important leaders of Israel–Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David–you’ll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you’ll learn what God expects of you–and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.

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Rising to the Call of Leadership

Introduction

What makes a leader a leader? What is it that makes some people leaders while others are just the person in charge?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote: “There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.”

In leadership what makes the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? A thermostat sets the agenda; a thermometer simply represents what is already in place. Dr. King was describing the church, but the description fits the individual leaders within the body also.

Leadership is tough. But God calls us to be leaders– in our homes, in our communities, in our churches, and ultimately in our world.

So what does God expect of those He places in positions of authority? What characteristics set apart the truly effective leader in contrast to the person who just happens to be out front? And how can you be the leader God has called you to be?

These are some of the questions we want to examine by the light of God’s Word as we look at the lives of four Old Testament leaders. Their examples offer powerful insights about the hallmarks of great leadership as well as the pitfalls that can undermine our influence and effectiveness.

Our prayer is that this study will give you a basic understanding of the characteristics we need as men and women of God who are called to live with biblical authority and strength in a world that desperately needs trustworthy leaders.
Kay Arthur|David Lawson|BJ Lawson

About Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur - Rising to the Call of Leadership

KAY ARTHUR founded Precept Ministries International with her husband, Jack, in 1970. What started as a fledgling ministry to teens is now a worldwide outreach with Inductive Bible Studies in nearly 150 countries and 70 languages. Arthur has written 100-plus books and Bible studies, including the Gold Medallion-winner Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Today. Arthur reaches over 90 million viewers and listeners through her half-hour television program Precepts for Life and the one-minute radio feature Precepts from God's Word, aired on nearly 1,000 radio and television stations worldwide and available online at www.preceptsforlife.com.

Kay received the National Religious Broadcasters "Best Television Teaching Program" award in 2004 and in 2009 for Precepts For Life, Precept Ministries' half-hour television program. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University. For more information about Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries International, visit www.precept.org.

About David Lawson

David Lawson - Rising to the Call of Leadership
David Lawson is the author of Planting and Growing Strong Churches. He is a coauthor of the New Inductive Study Series (NISS) and 40-Minute Bible Studies and is also a featured speaker at PMI conferences and on Precept Upon Precept® videos.
David is a former Atlanta police officer and pastor. After nine years in the pastorate he joined the Precept Ministries International full time in 1997 as Director of Student Ministries and as a staff teacher/trainer.

About BJ Lawson

BJ Lawson - Rising to the Call of Leadership
BJ Lawson has co-authored many of the 40-Minute Bible Studies. She is a featured speaker at Precept Women's Conferences. BJ joined the Precept Ministries International staff full time in 1997 as Director of Student Ministries and as a staff teacher/trainer.

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