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Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1978. (184 pages) [Note: if you have not previously read this classical text please dive into it. For the purposes of our class I want you to read chapters 8 “submission” and 9 “service”] Greenleaf, Robert. The Power of Servant Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1998. (313 pages) [Read these pages: Introduction, pp 1-15; Ch. 1, pp. 17-59; Ch. 5, pp. 111-167] Hunter, James C. The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader. New York: Crown Business, 2004. (224 pages) Miller, Calvin. The Empowered Leader: 10 Keys to Servant Leadership. Nashville: Broadman & Holeman Publishers, 1995. (227 pages) [Please read chapters 7, “The Politics of Grace and the Abuse of Power,” and 8, “Leadership: Coping with Difficult People”] Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad, 1989. (81 pages) Seamands, Steve. Ministry In The Image Of God: The Trinitarian Shape Of Christian Service. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2005. (189 pages) The Arbinger Institute. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000. (180 pages)

Publication Date

January 2008


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, Kentucky, Leadership, June, Christian, CL610



CL 610 Theology of Servant Leadership