Transforming Pastoral Leadership
Reimagining Congregational Relationships for Changing Contexts
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Transforming Pastoral Leadership is a prescient critique of pastoral leadership styled in the manner of executive professionalism. Kinnison's alternative embeds leadership in the mutuality of Triune relationship. As a full participant in the community of faith, the pastor models leadership given to interpretation, relationship, and implementation. This book will challenge the church to rethink its most basic assumptions about what it means to lead, follow, and participate in the unfolding reign of God. Highly recommended."
--Kevin S. Reimer, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
"In this thoughtful and provocative book, Quentin Kinnison argues that if the local church is to regain its prophetic voice it must restore the biblical 'bell-sheep,' 'under-shepherd' leader and eject the Western 'expert-driven,' 'pastor-centric' ruler. This book is Henri Nouwen's In the Name of Jesus meets Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and is a must-read for pastors, seminary professors, and lay people, preferably together."
--Maxie B. Burch, Chair and Professor, Division of Biblical Studies, John Brown University
"Kinnison invites to use the biblical metaphor of pastor to help us envision a new way of thinking about pastoral ministry in this postmodern world. This book is an excellent tool for those who want to think about pastoral leadership in a way that is biblically framed and geared toward our rapidly changing world."
--Juan Francisco Martinez, Vice President for Diversity and International Ministries, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Transforming Pastoral Leadership offers a penetrating assessment of the leadership situation facing congregations today. The vision advanced within its pages is hopeful, insightful, and accessible. As a pastor, I am invigorated by the challenge I have received in reading this book. As a professor, I am eager to see a generation of emerging leaders grapple with its contents. As a practical theologian, I celebrate it as a noteworthy contribution to our field of study."
--Cory L. Seibel, Point Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton, AB; Affiliate Professor, Sioux Falls Seminary