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Journeys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul

ISBN: 978-0-470-52944-7
208 pages
March 2011, Jossey-Bass
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A powerful, biblically based model of leadership development based on the life of the Apostle Paul

All churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations are eager for new models of leadership development. Cole uses the life and leadership lessons of the Apostle Paul to show how to develop leaders who are skilled, dedicated, and always open to learning from experience.

  • Cole, a trusted, innovative authority, uses the four journeys of Paul to shows how leaders can grow to be more influential.
  • A publication from the acclaimed Leadership Network
  • Paul, the original “church planter,” was very instrumental in the growth of Christianity—and a perfect model for today’s leaders.

Shows how Paul’s leadership developed over the course of his life to get better and better with time and maturity—and how they can do the same.

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Table of Contents

About Leadership Network ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Life Is a Series of Adventurous Journeys xix


1. Born to a Destiny: The Fingerprints of God on the Early Years 5

2. New Life: A Sharp Detour onto a Straight Street 19


3. The First Journey: "For This I Was Born" 47

4. The Second Journey: Learning Can Be a Pain 65


5. The Third Journey: Convergence in Ephesus 95

6. The Fourth Journey: All Roads Lead to Rome 113

Conclusion: The Final Journey: Infl uence Beyond the Grave 133

Appendix 1: An Estimated Chronology for the Journeys of Paul 143

Appendix 2: What Went Wrong with the Jerusalem Church? 147

Notes 151

The Author 165

Scripture Index 167

Subject Index 171

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Author Information

Neil Cole is an experienced and innovative church planter and pastor. He is the founder of the Awakening Chapels, which are reaching young postmodern people in urban settings, and a founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates. He is the author of several books including Organic Church and Church 3.0, both from Jossey-Bass.
Neil blogs at www.cole-slaw.blogspot.com.

Leadership Network, a division of OneHundredX, seeks to accelerate the impact of 100X leaders. Since 1996, Leadership Network Publications have presented thoroughly researched and practical concepts from leading thinkers, practitioners, and pioneering churches. www.leadnet.org.

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