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The George Fox University Congregational Discernment Project

Effective Christian leadership involves most centrally the capacity to facilitate attending, discerning, and minding the leadership of Christ. The difficulty, though, is knowing how to do it. As a contrast to authoritarian emphases upon particular human leaders, or democratic appeals to the lowest common denominator, authentic Christian leadership helps others come to a common sense of Christ's leadings in ways that have biblical, theological, historical, and practical integrity. Read more

Discernment Essays in QRT 106-107

Essays and Resources on Christ's Leadership by Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson has written several essays on the leadership of Christ for Evangelical Friends, but these are also relevant for other traditions. He has also written on leadership issues in the New Testament era (see The Christology of the Fourth Gospel) and has responded to Pope John Paul II's letter to the churches on Petrine Ministry. Some of his essays are included below.

Christian Unity

Moderating and Discerning the Leadership of Christ

The Present Leadership of the Resurrected Lord (PDF)

Attending, Discerning, Minding

Petrine Ministry and Christocracy (PDF)

A Dynamic Christocentricity (PDF)

Bibliography on Discernment

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The College of Christian Studies at George Fox University

George Fox Evangelical Seminary

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