John Stott has found in his travels that contemporary models
of Christian leadership are often shaped more by culture than by Christ.
In stark contrast, he urges that our view of leadership must be determined
by our view of the Church, and not the other way round. He demonstrates
how central is the theme of `power through weakness’. He expounds the role
of the Holy Spirit in God’s revelation, and he examines four of Paul’s most
striking models of ministry, each of which is an aspect of humility. Over
against seductive styles of Leadership being advocated by the wisdom of the
world, John Stott urges Christian leaders to be characterised above all
else by `the meekness and the gentleness of Christ’.