He selected the series himself. Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, and many others come to mind. We will see that Paul first left a personal example behind at Ephesus. Often called the preacher's preacher, he influenced countless lives and pioneered the Encounter radio program and Olford Ministries International, both of which continue today. The Olfords have two adult daughters, Lindsay and Stephanie. And then the third legacy was a prepared leadership. More accurately, it began without my knowledge.
David Olford is the Stephen Olford Professor of Expository Preaching for Union University and serves on the faculty of Union in the Christian Studies Department. These are legacies that we as leaders today would do well to leave behind. I may be more able to write this book now. Much can be gained by just reading and re-reading this passage of Scripture and meditating upon it. Second, I appreciate greatly the sabbatical granted to me by Dr. These handwritten notes were found by his family after his death in 2004.
Secondly, he left a preached word. Hopefully, the result will be a better book. I simply want in the following pages to describe faithful leadership—faithful Christian leadership specifically—and encourage us to pursue such a standard for our own lives and the lives of other leaders. In mentioning this one important biblical text, we have just started to scratch the surface of this aspect of the Christian's view of authority and leadership outside the church and in the world at large. Direct challenges to and correction of leadership are found in the prophetic books.
Depending on the size of your subtotaled order, you can choose the payment schedule that is best for you. Qualifications for leaders are spelled out in a number of New Testament epistles 1 Tim. It is deeply significant to me that the basic truths and thrust of the apostle Paul's amazing address in Acts 20 could have been expressed by my father himself if he had been able to say good-bye in Memphis, if not Miletus. It was his wish that, from a series of your lectures and sermons, I work to create for you the beginnings of a book—something with a substantial foundation from which you could expand, revise, and then publish. My father died at around 11:15 p. These are legacies that we as leaders today would do well to leave behind. So let's start with just a few observations concerning some biblical data related to leadership.
In a time of rapid change and with an influential culture impacting the church, leadership issues seem to intensify. Jonathan Olford, whose ministry and heart for those in crisis is exemplary; To my daughters Lindsay and Stephanie, who are such a joy and blessing on a daily basis; And especially to my wife, Ellen, who has been faithful not only to the Lord but also to me throughout our life together. David Olford serves as the Chairman of the Board and President of Olford Ministries International, Inc. He called a select group to Himself for training and preparation in order to initiate, humanly speaking, His mission to make disciples after His departure Matt. Serving Him, Anita Bosley I was not able to thank my father or to discuss this project with him due to his unexpected death.
Bailey Ministries for many years. God as Sovereign is Leader by definition. I know this book is not unique in its burden nor in its appeal to the Scriptures for the truths and examples that will be set forth. According to Your Word is a collection of devotional journals written by Dr. In terms of Christian leadership, J. Stephen Olford in 1976, a ministry committed to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. The series he chose was one you did on radio, Three Legacies of a Faithful Ministry.
God is the Faithful Leader, according to His eternal purposes and plans over creation, including mankind. Secondly, he left a preached word. I know all about being on a ministry treadmill and how hard it is to get off, or even change speeds. It was his great desire that you be published. I point out this connection between my father's death and Paul's departure for three reasons. And then the third legacy was a prepared leadership. Both processes affirm the importance of getting the right person in leadership.
A leader is speaking at a time that calls for priority issues to be addressed. With the help of additional Scripture texts, I have sought to address other matters that relate to faithfulness in leadership. Olford served with his father in ministry for over 19 years and with him co-authored the celebrated book, Anointed Expository Preaching. Other roles of responsibility are seen in Acts 6 and 15. The sequence of the content seemed to jump around and lacked A longer book than necessary Pearls are created when oysters get irritated by a grain of sand. This is my approach in this book.
Please visit our page or. Feel free to call us at or , or contact us at. For the better part of the 20th century, Olford had a remarkable impact on the church and evangelism worldwide. He has served as President of Olford Ministries International and Director of Studies at the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Training, founded by his late father,. My father was not able to give us a farewell address because of his sudden stroke. We might say, then, that leadership is an act or behavior required by a group to meet its goals, rather than a condition.
These are legacies that we as leaders today would do well to leave behind. Check out a sample of The Olford Expository Preaching Outlines by clicking on the Sample. Our Lord Jesus was a leader with followers, even though He spoke of Himself as One who came to serve rather than to be served Mark 10:45. We will see that Paul first left a personal example behind at Ephesus. First of all, I want to honor my father, for he certainly was faithful to the end in life and ministry. So the starting place for this book, textually and topically, is one that I have embraced wholeheartedly.