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Leading From the Foundation Up (Cook, Parker)

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Why do some leaders stay the course and grow in wisdom while others fall into abuse, deception, and immorality? The Bible gives a clear answer by grounding every leadership competency in one quality: the fear of the Lord. In Leading from the Foundation Up, David Cook and Shane Parker offer the only book focused on Christian leadership philosophy and practice rooted in reverential awe. Standing on this foundation, they walk readers through the elements of leadership that help followers flourish. Developing and seasoned leaders alike will benefit from this uniquely biblical approach as they grow in character and competency for the sake of the church.


The Foundation for Leadership

1. The Foundation of Christian Leadership

2. The Fear of the Lord

3. Leadership and God’s Plan for Human Flourishing

4. How the Fear of God Forms Leaders

5. A Story of God-Fearing Leadership

Interlude: How God Teaches Us to Fear Him

Building on the Foundation for Leadership

6. Earning Trust through God-Fearing Integrity

7. Leadership Skills Built on God-Fearing Wisdom

8. The Allure of Counterfeit Wisdom

9. The Leader’s Zeal and God-Fearing Conviction

10. God-Fearing Leadership and the Family

11. The Leader and God-Fearing Justice

12. The Undeniable Cost of God-Fearing Leadership

An Interview with the Authors

About the Author:

DAVID M. COOK serves as Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, IN, and as an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received an M.A. in Christian Worship and a Doctor of Educational Ministry in Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Cook is married to Emily, and they have four young children.    

SHANE W. PARKER serves as the Director of the Doctor of Educational Ministry program and Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has over 20 years of local church ministry service and over 15 years of academic administration and professorial experience in the discipline of leadership. He is the co-author of Transformission: Making Disciples through Short-term Missions and A Pastor’s Life: Practical Wisdom from the Puritans. Dr. Parker is married to Lydia, and they have two children