Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday LifeBy: Daniel Montgomery, Jared Kennedy
How does our understanding of God change the way we lead others? This book offers a holistic vision of leadership that shows how the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) transforms the life of a leader. Daniel Montgomery begins with a definition of true leadership: knowing where people need to go and taking the initiative to get them there in God's way and by God's power. He then unpacks five visions of leadership (convictional, creative, courageous, collaborative, and contemplative) rooted in five Trinitarian doctrines (revelation, creation, mission, covenant, and communion). This book offers Christian leaders a foundational theology of leadership translating biblical convictions into clear direction for life and ministry.
Every leadership model claims to have all the answers to the challenges of leadership. Each perspective emphasizes certain qualities, and we search desperately for answers in the absence of clear direction. But there’s no simple leadership formula that meets every need we have in life and ministry.
Challenging the conventional wisdom about what makes for a good leader, Daniel Montgomery calls us to a countercultural perspective on leadership rooted in our Creator. He presents a new framework for leadership, not just a beckoning to further pragmatism, relentless productivity, or a reactionary cultural fad. He helps us see leadership as a mosaic of five characteristics—conviction, creativity, courage, collaboration, and contemplation—reflective of the very image of the triune God.
Armed with this perspective, we will be able to see, strive after, and celebrate the great and complex vision of leadership God has called us to—for the flourishing of our homes, churches, and workplaces.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Russell Moore
Introduction: The Complexity of Leadership and Our Triune God
The Convictional Leader: Embodying What You Believe
The Creative Leader: Imagining the Way Forward
The Courageous Leader: Taking Risks
The Collaborative Leader: Empowering the Team
The Contemplative Leader: Waking Up to Reality
Conclusion: The Leadership Mosaic