Designed to Lead
Eric Geiger & Kevin Peck
About the Book:
Most churches merely exist.
Many churches do not develop leaders intentionally and consistently. When leaders emerge from some churches, it is often by accident. Something is missing. Something is off.
Authors Eric Geiger (author of bestselling Simple Church and Creature of the Word) and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders. All three are essential for leaders to be formed through the ministry of a local church.
From the first recordings of history God has made it clear that He has designed creation to be led by His covenant people. More than that, He has decided what His people are to do with that leadership. Whether you are called to lead your home, in the marketplace, in God’s church, or in your community, if you are called by God you are called to lead others to worship the glory of God in Jesus Christ.
God has designed His people to lead.
About the Authors:
Kevin Peck is the lead pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX. Kevin works to bring strategic leadership, strong teams and a passion for developing leaders to the local church. Kevin also serves as the Acts 29 Network Director for Emerging Regions, helping to recruit and train church planters throughout Africa and Asia. Kevin received his doctorate in leadership from Southern Seminary. He is married to Leslie and together they have 3 beautiful girls Ellie, Halle, and Ivey.
Eric Geiger serves as one of the Vice Presidents of LifeWay Christian Resources, and leads the Church Resources Division. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He is also a teaching pastor and a frequent speaker and consultant on church mission and strategy. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church.
Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, playing with his daughters, and shooting basketball.
Designed to Lead is a great book that speaks on the topics of Church and their leadership development. Written by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck, Designed to Lead is that one book that you want your leadership team to read and study. They both believe that God has designed HIs people to lead and from the first recordings of history, God made it clear that He has designed creation to be led by His covenant people.
Geiger and Peck talk about the church possessing the three C’s (conviction, culture, constructs) for leaders to be developed consistently and intentionally. “Churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders.” They go to explain each one of the C’s throughout the book.
Overall, the lessons that can be learned by reading this book is wonderful. I have learned so much about leadership. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
I received a copy of this book for free. No review was required of me, all opinions expressed in this review are my own.