How I’m Growing as a Leader Right Now


I have heard leaders say, “This is a book that I re-read on a yearly basis.” Until recently, I have never done that. Once I read a book, I write a review of it, organize my quotes into evernote, put it on my shelf and pick up a new book.

Until now.

Recently, I struggled to think of a new leadership book to read and then I thought about this statement I’ve heard before. I thought back to the most inspiring, mind changing books that have shaped how I lead, think about church and my philosophy of ministry.

Here’s what I came up with:

I read these books sometime in the last 5-10 years. At the time, I was a student pastor in a large church overseeing volunteers. Now, I’m a pastor of a growing church, overseeing staff and hoping to plant more churches.

These books were incredibly foundational to my leadership and I think re-reading them in a new stage of leadership will be helpful as I continue to grow and hone my skills as a leader.

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