An Invitation to Leadership Inspired and Rooted in the Character of Christ

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/15/22) — Who should a Christian leader be―both inside and outside of the church? That’s the question author Leslie Copeland answers in the new Judson Press release “24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership.” Reflecting on Jesus Christ as the ultimate role model for exemplary leadership, Copeland presents Christian leaders with a way of thinking about and employing leadership that prioritizes character and principles. Using Scripture and illustrations of leadership from real life, readers will discover the keys to Christian leadership that unlock the possibilities for the transformative work of the Spirit to “do a new thing.”

Featured characteristics and principles include:

  • Call
  • Clarity
  • Character
  • Courage
  • Conviction
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Care
  • Credibility
  • Consequences of bad leadership
  • Cultivating Christian leadership

The Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, writes, “The Rev. Leslie Copeland’s book ‘24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership’ is deeply insightful, compelling to read, and couldn’t come at a better time. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt called to Christian leadership of any kind.”

Author Leslie Copeland, DMin., is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. She has served as the director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative and director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. She is also a contributor to the Judson Press book “Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community and Justice.”

Founded in 1824, Judson Press a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, produces Christ-centered spiritual and leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, and communities.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.