Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

By Paul David Tripp


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Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

By Paul David Tripp

The church is experiencing a leadership crisis. For every celebrity pastor exiting in the spotlight, there are hundreds of lesser-known pastors leaving in the shadows. Why are so many pastors leaving the ministry? Best-selling author Paul David Tripp suggests that lurking behind the failure of a pastor is a weak leadership community.

Turning to Scripture for guidance, Tripp presents readers with twelve leadership-community principles necessary for a gospel-centered leadership model. Here is a book with a message for those new to ministry as well as those experienced in it—God's abiding presence is your hope in leadership.


Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?SufferingParenting; and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Luella, and they have four grown children. For more information and resources, visit paultrippministries.org.


Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 240
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6763-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6763-6
Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
Weight: 14.0 ounces
Published: September 15, 2020

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Crisis

Chapter 2: Achievement

Principle #1: A ministry community, whose time is controlled by doing the business of the church, will tend to be spiritually unhealthy.

Chapter 3: Gospel

Principle #2: If your leaders are going to be tools of God’s grace, they need to be committed to nurture that grace in one another’s lives.

Chapter 4: Limits

Principle #3: Recognizing God-ordained limits of gift, time, energy and maturity is essential to leading a ministry community well.

Chapter 5: Balance

Principle #4: Teaching your leaders to recognize and balance the various callings in their life is a vital contribution to their success.

Chapter 6: Character

Principle #5: A spiritually healthy leadership community acknowledges that character is more important than structure or strategies.

Chapter 7: War

Principle #6: It is essential to understand that leadership in any gospel ministry is spiritual warfare.

Chapter 8: Servants

Principle #7: Being called to leadership in the church is a call to a life of willing sacrifice and service.

Chapter 9: Candor

Principle #8: A spiritually health leadership community is characterized by the humility of approachability and the courage of lovinghonesty.

Chapter 10: Identity

Principle #9: Where your leaders look for identity will always determine how they lead.

Chapter 11: Restoration

Principle #10: If a leadership community is formed by the gospel it will always be committed to a lifestyle of fresh starts and new beginnings.

Chapter 12: Longevity

Principle #11: For church leaders, ministry longevity is always the result of gospel community.

Chapter 13: Presence

Principle #12: You will only handle the inevitable weakness, failure, and sin of your leaders when you view them through the lens of the presence, power, promises, and grace of Jesus.