Images of Leadership
Biblical Portraits of Godly Leaders
Images of Leadership is a concise study of the portraits God uses throughout Scripture to paint the profile of a faithful leader in His Kingdom on earth. It is a book rich in graphic content that interweaves color images with carefully constructed text to communicate and highlight the images that comprise the core message of the book: leaders in God’s Kingdom are to be loving shepherds, humble servants and faithful stewards.
Images of Leadership traces powerful images of biblical leadership through the pages of both Old and New Testament. It examines the counter-cultural impact the images have on our assumptions of leadership and unflinchingly digs into the implications of on our own leadership approaches. It challenges Christian leaders to discern between our cultural assumptions of leadership in the light of the biblical role models embodied in Christ and imperative in His people.
Dave Bremner is a South African missionary and has served with SIM (www.sim.org) since 1990. He and his wife Nikki started mission service as pioneer rural church-planters. Dave used his profession as a veterinarian to serve and engage the interior communities of Paraguay with Gospel witness in a practical expression of love, care and faith.
Dave served as the Director of the SIM work in Paraguay and then was asked to join the International Leadership Team of SIM in 2006 as a Deputy International Director with specific oversight of the mission’s work in East and Southern Africa. In 2014 he designed and launched a leader development initiative at the request of the International Director of SIM to further equip the senior leadership of the SIM countries around the world.
The concepts expressed in this book come from Dave’s personal studies of Biblical leadership and the commission by the International Director, Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko, to frame leadership in SIM on the basis of shepherds, servants and stewards.
I highly recommend this book to all those who want to lead and be led well. Many cultures in the world learn best through imagery portrayed in songs, poems, art, parables, and stories…Such vital language is "spoken" by every culture and is highly relevant for leading today's multi-cultural teams. –Dr Joshua Bongunjoko, International Director, SIM
A treasure lies within this book. Having heard Dr Bremner, I can attest to its distinctive value.–Dr Duane H. Helmer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, TEDS
This book explores...the ultimate purpose of leadership: to grow into what God has designed us to be... –Rev Dr Patrick Fung, General Director, OMF International