My Story With Governance Tom Houston Author

My Story With Governance Tom Houston Author
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Tom Houston held top jobs in several Christian organisations. This is the story of what he learned as he did them. He writes about his own experience. Then he tries to say what he thinks Jesus taught about governance in a well known story from the gospels. He moves on to tackle what he calls Jesus’ kind of church from the words of Jesus, Peter and Paul. To round it off he has some thoughts on the other kind of church and their impact on the nations to which they belong. An excellent and unique resource for church leaders grappling with the complexities of governance. Tom’s breadth of global experience across a wide range of organisations including, NGOs, International Mission Agencies, Global Movements and Churches in the UK and abroad give him credibility to write on this subject. An essential read for ministry leaders in mission agencies or a local church. -Ram Gidoomal, Chairman Traidcraft and Lausanne Movement International Board Tom challenges many contemporary assumptions about power, prestige, leadership and decision-making which trouble churches and other Christian organizations today. -Rev Dr Roberta Hestenes, pastor, educator, and author A fascinating exploration through a finely focused biblical lens of the dynamics of servant governance in family, church and nation. I have made notes which I am sure I will come back to again and again. -Rev Dr Fergus Macdonald, Former General Secretary of the United Bible Societies and Executive Chair of the Lausanne Committee The genius of the book is in the way it anchors and weaves its message in the life experiences of the writer, the aspirations of the disciples as found in the gospels and the teachings of Jesus in the parables. -Dr Timothy M Wachira, Vice Chancellor of Daystar University, Nairobi Kenya Tom Houston lives in Oxford, England. He served as a pastor in Scotland, Kenya and London and as Chief Executive Officer for The British and Foreign Bible Society, World Vision International and The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation.