According to Daniel Montgomery and Jared Kennedy, effective leadership calls for the practice of five principles in the life of the leader:
The practice of these five principles is grounded in the nature of the Triune God, who is a God of revelation, creation, mission, covenant, and communion.
Daniel and Jared unpack these principles in detail in an outstanding new book for leaders entitled Leadership Mosaic.
I read a couple of early drafts of this book as well as participating in the editing process, and I found myself consistently encouraged and excited about the content. Too often, the topic of Christian leadership has been jumbled by a cacophony of competing voices, each one claiming to have found the one key to effective leadership that everyone else has somehow missed. In Leadership Mosaic, Daniel and Jared avoid such overblown claims. They don’t pretend to offer any magical keys to leadership. Instead, they trace the complex contours of a wisdom that the triune God has woven into his creation and exemplified supremely in Jesus Christ.
The result is a calm, settled, and substantive exploration of leadership to which leaders will return again and again. Best of all, I’ve spent enough time with Daniel and Jared to know that, in their leadership among the people of Sojourn Community Church, they live what they’ve described in this book. I highly recommend this book to every Christian leader and aspiring leader.
You can order the book here.
If you are a church leader, how might these five principles change the ways that you lead the people of God?