Resources We Recommend: The Leadership Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve talked about being intentional in youth ministry to influence local campuses with the Gospel. Ultimately, learning to be intentional means learning to be a good leader. That’s one of the secrets about campus ministry. Effective campus ministry has much more to do with who you are as a leader than it does with knowing the ins-and-outs of the campus. One great resource about becoming an effective leader is The Leadership Challenge. This is not a Christian book full of scriptural admonitions regarding godly leadership. On the contrary, the authors conducted studies and surveys of successful leaders and identified five key behaviors effective leaders practice. Coincidentally, every good student of the Bible will find similarities between scriptural principles, patterns of Biblical leadership, and the five key practices identified in The Leadership Challenge.

If you want to be the kind of leader who can impact the campus, start with who you are and what you do. What about you needs to change so that you can become an effective leader? Maybe that exploration starts with a good book like The Leadership Challenge. It’s filled with principles and stories to help each reader envision what effective leadership looks like. It’s a popular book, so you can likely find it in any digital format you want, at the local bookstore, or for loan at your local library.

Leadership Challenge