“The importance of leadership must be emphasised. Let us put to usury that talent which sets another to work. The leader must use definiteness and persistence. The leader must uplift ideals. To be the leader is the responsibility of the pastor. Come to us with the deepest spiritual note you can sound, and we will follow you.” And by another: “We shall need devoted pastors to lead in the execution of this work. The pastors are still the leaders. If they only will, they may be the leaders in this holy war for righteousness in all the earth.” And by still another: “Men become interested not so much in abstract ideas as in individuals who represent their ideas. Victories are won because men follow some leader whom they have learnt to love.”

Andrew Murray, The Key to the Missionary Problem (London: J. Nisbet & Co., 1902), 60.

5 Comments
  • Posted July 19, 2015 1:12 pm
    by sergey

    The leader must use definiteness and persistence. I know at times it can be very discouraging and you think no one cares about you, but it’s important as leaders to stay persistent in the work of God. Great read.

  • Posted July 22, 2015 12:48 am
    by Jonathan Anderson

    Thank you so much for this article! I know that I have not been commenting, but I still am very much learning and growing from your encouragement and ministry! I am getting to apply so many things in the ministry that I have learned from you!

  • Posted July 24, 2015 8:30 am
    by Kason Bloom

    Pastors and missionaries must be leaders. If we are going to reach the world with the Gospel, we must be leading.

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