Video introductions to Paul Tripp’s book, Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church (Crossway, 2020).
Principle 1: A ministry community, whose time is controlled by doing the business of the church, tends to be spiritually unhealthy.
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.
Principle 3: Recognizing God-ordained limits of gift, time, energy and maturity is essential to leading a ministry community well.
Principle 4: Teaching your leaders to recognize and balance the various callings in their life is a vital contribution to their success.
Principle 5: A spiritually healthy leadership community acknowledges that character is more important than structure or strategies.
Principle 6: It is essential to understand that leadership in any gospel ministry is spiritual warfare.
Principle 7: Being called to leadership in the church is a call to a life of willing sacrifice and service.
Principle 8: A spiritually healthy leadership community is characterized by the humility of approachability and the courage of loving honesty.
Principle 9: Where your leaders look for identity will always determine how they lead.
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.
Principle 11: For church leaders, ministry longevity is always the result of gospel community.
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.