Offers a time-tested, biblical model of leadership development that prepares churches to produce leaders not just for the church but for all spheres of society.
"The true test of a leader," according to Harry Reeder, "is not how many followers he has but the strategic effectiveness of the other leaders he develops and deploys." That model of developing and deploying church leaders in ever-increasing waves is at the heart of The Leadership Dynamic.
The church's responsibility, however, does not end there, says Reeder. The body of Christ also needs to resume its role as society's definer of leadership by sending godly, trained men into all areas of culture, rather than keeping them solely within the church.
Beginning with the examples of Jesus and Paul, Reeder presents a model of multiplication that intentionally and continuously raises up other leaders. With its three-pronged approach to leadership development, this book guides readers through a time-tested paradigm that works in real life and is fully grounded in Scripture. The principles, personal illustrations, and practical ideas it contains will effectively equip leaders and the church for their task of transforming first the body of Christ and then our culture.
"Harry Reeder's gifts of communication and leadership are legendary. This book is not only a source of spiritual wisdom but a manual on the practical application of the principles of biblical leadership."
Peter A. Lillback, Senior Pastor, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA; President, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Reeder's urgent call to develop biblical leaders who are courageous, compassionate, and selfless is a battle cry to rescue our nation, our culture, and our churches from the suffocation of self-gratification."
Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary
"Reeder is disturbed that churches have entrusted the world with defining what it means to be a leader. He tries to take that job back-and with it, he gives us help in knowing how we can develop and deploy those leaders in the church and beyond."
Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC
"Drawing on a deep understanding of Scripture, a lifetime of ministry in the church, and a practical knowledge of military history, Reeder lays out clear biblical principles for success in spiritual leadership."
Philip Graham Ryken, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
"With compelling examples and practical suggestions, this book will challenge you to be a leader and to develop other leaders, and it will help you do both."
Robert C. (Ric) Cannada Jr., Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary