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Part 2: practical application

First published on this website in January 2006 and last updated in August 2013

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Categories: Leadership


The second of two articles (with A12) which categorise the biblical references to shepherd and related terms to understand what this image contributes to current thinking about church leadership. This part takes ten principles for leadership from the shepherd image.

  1. People need leadership
  2. Christian leadership is delegated from God
  3. Leadership carries a heavy responsibility
  4. Christian leadership means identifying with those being led
  5. Christian leadership involves a personal relationship with those being led
  6. Christian leadership concerns service not status
  7. Four key roles of the leader: Teaching
  8. Four key roles of the leader: Protecting
  9. Four key roles of the leader: Uniting
  10. Four key roles of the leader: Tending the needy

See also Part 1


Here is the link to this item: PDF a13.pdf


This article has been updated in August 2013 with minor alterations throughout the text.