Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

by Tod Bolsinger

Bolsinger’s comparison of the Lewis and Clark expedition with leading the Christian church in today’s uncharted territory is still my favorite read for pastors and lay people in leadership. He captures the essence of leadership as we work to fulfill God’s purposes in an new cultural landscape.

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training holds you back more often than it carries you along. Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools. Reading this book will set you on the right course to lead with confidence and courage.

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