This is just one of the many books that Dr. Keys has written over the years, and is currently available on the internet. Dr. Keys' experience in leadership and teaching fully qualify him as a teacher on church leadership. He is a man who combines the spiritual with the 'down to earth'. A man who understands the real world and the path of a spiritual leader walking in that world. NOTE That extracts from this book presented at Kingscalendar are heavily edited.
This is just one of the many books that Dr. Keys has written over the years, and is currently available on the internet. Extracts from the book are currently being presented at Kingscalendar - See Below. Dr. Keys' experience in leadership and teaching fully qualify him as a teacher on church leadership. He is a man who combines the spiritual with the 'down to earth'. A man who understands the real world and the path of a spiritual leader walking in that world.
Background Information on Dr. Keys:
Pastor Tony Keys lives in Brisbane Australia and is the author of numerous books. His professional career includes extensive experience in leadership positions in non-profit organisations, ministry, education, industry and churches, including experience as the Director of two Christian tertiary education centres, Church Pastor, Assistant Principal of a non-profit Christian School, Crusade Co-ordinator, and company administrator. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world conducting leadership seminars for churches, bible colleges, missionary and not-for-profit organisations.
I have always admired his courage and fortitude, especially in the face of adversity, and I know he has faced quite a bit of that in his life, especially from a certain denominational church that resented the fact that so many of 'their people' preferred to study in Pastor Tony's college rather than their own denominational college.
Extracts from 'Growing Future Leaders'
(as at April 2nd 2011)
NOTE: The articles presented at Kingscalendar are heavily edited excerpts from Dr. Keys books on leadership.
Charismatic and transformational leaders are superb masters of the art of public speaking to stir followers' dissatisfaction with their present situation and instil a sense of 'correctness', a moral striving to a higher level of social change. Permanent change however cannot take place solely because of the charismatic and transformational leader's vision, self-confidence and rhetorical skills. The vision firstly needs to correspond with the followers' needs and values. Secondly, the vision needs to be reinforced by actions of self-sacrifice that demonstrate the leader's commitment to the vision. Only then will the rainmaker become an agent of change. Once the charismatic revolutionary leader's task has been completed, unless they mature into transformational leaders they will either be challenged and remove or fall prey to the dark-side of leadership.
Charismatic and transformational leaders, by their personalities and natures, are agents of change characterized by a restless energy to create, by a constant sense of dissatisfaction with the status quo. Their impulsiveness and impatience for change cause them to continually seek out new opportunities and new ways of doing things. Charismatic and transformational leaders' creativity, inspiration, insight and vision allow them to exhibit their tremendous capabilities in creating enormous change in an organization.
The things that distinguish leaders who run with horses from those who walk with footmen, those who shuffle along under the anointing (Jeremiah Chapter 12 Verse 5), is their ability as leaders to live a life of purpose that stretches beyond their own time. This ability allows them to implement a succession plan by recruiting and growing future leaders to become giants: leaders of great purpose and direction for the Kingdom of God. Historian Clay Jenkinson wrote: "To understand Jefferson, you need to know that he was a collector of protégés. He could never have achieved what he did without able-bodied men." Jefferson's success was largely due to collecting protégés.
An interim pastor is someone who helps fill the role of minister at your church by maintaining stability and keeping the church on course with its vision in the brief absence of the senior pastor, or guides the church through the time transition period while the church is searching for a new pastor. The longer you will go without a pastor, the greater your need will be for an interim pastor.
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