Do you want to lead like Jesus? The key to leading like Jesus is following like Jesus—and that’s the key point that Timothy Paul Jones and Michael S. Wilder develop throughout The God Who Goes Before You. Godly pastoral leadership is Christ-centered followership, and dysfunctions in leadership inevitably begin as disorders in followership. That’s why a Christ-centered, kingdom-focused vision of followership must precede any principles of leadership that derive from human wisdom. The aim of this book is to provide a foundation for the study of leadership that looks at leadership with both feet firmly planted in the whole of Scripture.
Here’s what a broad range of Christian leaders had to say after reading The God Who Goes Before You:
- “The God Who Goes Before You … connect[s] the practice of leadership to the story of Scripture, pointing leaders toward a more biblical and faithful model.”
Russell D. Moore, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
- “If you’re tired of Christian leadership books based merely on business practices and creational wisdom with a few Bible verses sprinkled throughout, then this book is for you! In The God Who Goes Before You, Timothy Paul Jones and Michael Wilder argue, from the entire storyline of Scripture, that Christian leaders are, first and foremost, Christ-followers.”
Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church
- “Jones and Wilder have given the church a valuable work on leadership that is … defined and motivated by the work of Christ in the history of redemption. With great social intelligence, they offer a much-needed correction to current models of church leadership adapted from Wall Street.”
Eric C. Redmond, Associate Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute