Building Below the Waterline: Strengthening the Life of a Leader

by Gordon MacDonald

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Binding: Paper
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781619700598
ISBN-13: 9781619700598
Item Number: 700598
Categories: Christian Living; Pastoral Helps

Product Description

Now in paperback
Using the metaphor of massive foundations of bridges not visible to the eye but essential to long-term viability and strength, Gordon MacDonald delves into the qualities needed for lasting leadership. “. . . the work done below the waterline—in the leader’s soul—determines whether he or she will stand the test of time and challenge. This work is called worship, devotion, spiritual discipline. It’s done in quiet, where no one but God sees.”

Chapters include:
• Building Below the Water Line
• Finding Your Center
• Cultivating the Soul
• What I Want to Be When I Grow Up
• Searching Your Motivations
• Extreme Faith
• The Root of Leadership
• The 3:00 Phone Call
• Saying the Hard Stuff
• When Things Get Ugly
• The Cleansing Power of Public Prayer
• Monday Morning Restoration
• The Private Times of a Public Minister
• Knee-Driven Ministry
• Did Not Finish
• How A Mighty Church Falls
• The Right Way to Handle Church Conflict
• Sometimes You Just Need to Disappear
• Pastor’s Progress
• Ten Conditions for Church Growth
• When It’s Time to Leave

Author Bio

Gordon MacDonald is the chancellor at Denver Seminary and editor-at-large at Leadership Journal. He was a pastor for forty-five years. Additionally, he is an author and speaker at various leadership conferences. His other most recent books are Going Deep, Who Stole My Church? and A Resilient Life.

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