Shepherd Leadership: The Metrics That Really Matter (Paperback)
In this seminal work for the post-pandemic church, pastor Craig T. Owens offers a picture of a church gone astray, succumbed by the "business" of ministry and forgetting the joy of doing ministry. Rather than being the shepherds Jesus called us to be, church leaders spend too much time in boardroom meetings, checking off meaningless boxes, and imitating worldly business leaders. Owens liberates burned-out pastors and church leaders by reminding them to return to the simple shepherding style of leadership portrayed in the Bible, which leads to our churches and ministries being healthy, energized, effective, sheep-producing, and God-glorifying. He charts out a path for leaders to implement simple changes that will lead to them becoming wholly healthy shepherds.
"Craig Owens has it right: Jesus appointed church leaders to be shepherds over His precious flocks. The combination of Craig's Biblical understanding, practical insights, and consistent personal practice make Shepherd Leadership a book every pastor should read." -T.M. Moore, Principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe
"In Shepherd Leadership, Craig T. Owens gets to the heart of pastoral ministry and caring about people with great wisdom. Craig delivers practical principles for healthy leadership that allows you the opportunity for freedom as God intended, joy in serving, and ultimately experiencing the full blessing of God." -Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA