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Richard J. Gehman

Essential Leadership Lessons

34 Characteristics for Godly Leaders

In Essential Leadership Lessons, learn from the experience of 175 Christian leaders from Africa and gain a better understanding of what it means to lead well.

Success can only be truly measured by God’s Word and is only possible when you play by God’s rules. Effective Christian leadership requires both character and competence. Most leaders don’t fail because of incompetence but because of lack of character. Learn from the practical experience of more than 175 Christian leaders in Africa who have both the Christian character and competent skill set necessary to lead well.

Join Dr Gehman as he draws from his extensive knowledge, experience, and access to Christian leaders in Africa to bring you Essential Leadership Lessons covering the topics of leadership essentials, humility, love, holiness, attributes, management skills, and common issues.

While the context and application of these leadership lessons were created with the people of Africa in mind, the principles of Christian leadership are the same everywhere, for everyone, on all continents. If you fit in one of these categories, you are sure to benefit from Essential Leadership Lessons

  • Pastor, elder, lay leader.
  • Overseer; head of church district, region, or department.
  • Bishop of a diocese or denomination.
  • Teacher or principal.
  • Leader in a para-church organization.
  • Parent.

For 36 years, Rev Dr Richard J. Gehman served in Kenya with the Africa Inland Church as missionaries of the Africa Inland Mission. He received his MA from Wheaton College, the Master of Divinity from Gordon Divinity School, and his Doctor of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He taught at Scott Theological College, Kenya, and was Principal for eight years. He was the Coordinator for the Theological Advisory Group (TAG), a research and renewal group of the Africa Inland Church, Kenya; the Director of the Institute for Church Renewal; and the editor of the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology (AJET) for eight years.

He is the author of several books including, Doing African Christian Theology in Biblical Perspective, Learning to Lead, The Making of a Christian Leader in Africa, and Passing it On: Lessons Learned in Life.

In 2002 he and his wife, Florence, retired in Central Florida, USA. They have two children and nine grandchildren.

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