Our fast-moving culture demands more of leaders than ever and as Christians, it’s easy to lose sight of the model Jesus set for us. If you are weary or frustrated in leadership, it may be time to retool. Dig into the Scriptures and discover the clear priorities God sets for the leaders of His people and a compelling portrait of transformational servant leadership! But be warned – your life may be the first one to be transformed!
Justin A. Irving (PhD, Regent University) has served at Bethel Seminary since 2000 in a variety of faculty and administrative roles. Currently, he is professor of ministry leadership, director of the DMin Program, and director of the Work with Purpose Initiative. In addition to his work with Bethel, Dr. Irving has also served as a worship leader and pastor of leadership development in the local church, chaplain at a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, and adjunct instructor of Bible at the University of Northwestern.
He blogs at PurposeInLeadership.com and on the Patheos Faith & Work Channel.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.