Edited by Stephen Smith, Neale Meredith and Yvette Debergue
An inspirational collection of essays on what it means to be a leader today, this book recounts the adventures, the struggles and the triumphs of those who lead us.
From newly called ministers to senior leaders working across multiple roles, this collection of approaches and models of leadership demonstrates that learning is lifelong and that leading is learning. Reflections reveals much about the experiences of leaders as they carry out their ministries and missions and try to inspire the same passion in others.
This book is an important part of any student or minister’s reading as they work toward harvesting their experiences so they can better lead the people of God.
Congratulations to the Australian College of Ministries for seeing the need for such a course that develops leaders and potential leaders of larger churches. The contents of this book indicate the high quality of the participants and give some idea of the inspiring interaction that occurred during their learning cohort. It has been a pleasure being a small part of this exciting project.
– Ted Keating, Senior Minister | Bayview Church, Rosebud Vic
Leading a church in Australia in the 21st century is no easy task – it is not for the fainthearted! Even so, there is no greater privilege. This book presents the honest reflections of ministry practitioners sharing some of what they have learned as they have led the people of God. As such it is an invaluable resource for current and aspiring church leaders.
– David Ratten, Senior Minister | One Community Church, Blackburn Vic
Having the chance to interact with some of the contributors to this book has been one of the most stimulating things I’ve done in leadership development. Their passion, eagerness to learn, effectiveness in application – all combine to give me great confidence in the future leadership of our movement in this country. Full marks to the Australian College of Ministries for providing such a practical, hands-on training opportunity!
– Graham Agnew, Ministry Team Leader | Blackwood Church of Christ, SA
Includes postage within Australia