Spiritual Leadership


J. Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God, such as Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others. The book is described as “What every church will always need.”

Featured topics include:

  • The cost of leadership
  • The responsibility of leadership
  • Tests of leadership
  • The qualities and criteria of leadership
  • The art of reproducing leaders
  • The one indispensable requirement of leadership

Sanders holds that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God.

Key Topics or Truths

Church Leadership
Church Structure
Spiritual Leadership

This Book is Good For...

This book is good for anyone who will lead at any level in ministry.

How I Use this Book to make disciples

This is a great discussion starter on leadership. The content is complete in itself. I create thought vacuums asking disciples to tell me where else these principles apply in life.

We read and discuss it along the way.

I love this book because it is by an “old guy” who learned it, lived it, and led it. Praise God for old guys with heart and help.

Real Life Story

After reading Spiritual Leadership, Tim said, “We could have just read this instead of this and 21 Laws of Leadership.” He wasn’t being critical – he was being honest. Spiritual leadership is exponential for the spiritual leader.

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Four weeks
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This book is a great follow up to 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

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