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The church has a leadership crisis. For every celebrity pastor exiting in the spotlight, there are hundreds of lesser known pastors leaving in the shadows. Why are so many pastors leaving the ministry? 

Best-selling author Paul David Tripp suggests that lurking behind the failure of a pastor is a weak leadership community. Turning to the Scripture for guidance, Tripp presents listeners with 12 leadership-community principles necessary for a gospel-centered leadership model, making this an essential tool for anyone in church leadership. Here is a book with a message for the young and hopeful, as well as the experienced and weary — God’s abiding presence is your hope in ministry leadership.

“As is often said, everything rises or falls on leadership, including the family, the home, and the spiritual self. Dangerous Calling was eerily prophetic in its anticipation of the fall of a number of high-profile leaders, each one adding to the heartbreak of a church in a leadership crisis. I am grateful to see that conversation extended, and I hope many will not only read this book, but saturate themselves in the gospel it puts forward.” (J. D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, Not God Enough; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina)

“Tripp’s books have been some of the most influential books in my life. Lead is no exception! You will find within the pages of this book practical, gospel-centered help as you lead and serve others.” (Jennie Allen, New York Times best-selling author, Get Out of Your Head; Founder, IF:Gathering)

“This book is the perfect complement to Tripp’s Dangerous Calling. The warning of ‘functional gospel amnesia’ captures so well why this book is needed. Leaders do not need more gimmicks. Leaders need more grace. They need more gospel.” (Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)

©2020 Paul David Tripp (P)2020 Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.

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Southern Baptist mainstream garbage.

This book never defines who leader is!!!
Why not just use the word church instead of Gospel community? It’s Lifeway through and through. Terrible teaching very poor biblical illustrations.
Save yourself some time and pick up John MacArthur‘s book on leadership.

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All ministry leaders must read this book!

If you are called to lead ministry at any level this book needs to be part of your study and preparation. Highly recommend any and all offerings from this author.

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Excellent listen!

Anyone in a leadership position or going into a leadership position should listen / read this book!

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excellent foundations of leadership

this is a book that every pastor and church staff needs to read at least once.

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LEAD IS REAL RAW AND REDEMPTIVE

I believe LEAD by Paul David Trip needs three readings. The first because you think of others and the hurts. The second because you think of others and yourself. The third because you think of yourself and God. It takes you through the emotional journey of the redemptive work of God continuing in the life of ministry leaders.

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Top Ministry Leadership book!

A must read!! Great insight with solid biblical references for each point.

Very honest, convicting and applicable.

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thought provoking

Read this book with an open heart and be ready to recieve principals and concepts possibly foreign to your thinking. Paul will challenge leaders to rethink the way you lead. Be ready for the holy spirit to open your heart and mind.

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Good reminder of importance of a leadership team

This book is a good reminder of importance of a leadership team within ministry. The principals listed were very helpful. However, the voice of the reader was monotone and can cause the listener to zone out.

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Growth Awaits

This is a title I will listen to over and over again. Great gospel truths presented in real life circumstances.

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Worth Listening to even if...

The content was really excellent, but narration was very lack luster. it would be much better if you've got time to sit down and read it for yourself. if you don't, this will do.

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A must read/listen for church leaders.

This is a great book to read through as a leadership. It's both challenging and encouraging.