Series: What’s Christian about Christian leadership?

Christian leaders share their thoughts about the distinctive features of their work in this series of video interviews taped in 2009.

L. Gregory Jones : ‘The end’ It is the end -- the goal, the purpose, the telos -- that shapes Christian leadership and makes it most distinctively Christian, writes the senior strategist at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity in an essay introducing this series. Our end is to cultivate thriving communities that bear witness to the inbreaking reign of God that Jesus announces and embodies in all that we do and are, he writes.

Leadership the world hungers for Bearing transformative witness through effective and faithful Christian leadership is “the most exciting adventure in the world,” says L. Gregory Jones in this lecture.

Video interviews

Brian Blount: What’s Christian about Christian leadership? Faith, humility and the ability to honor different perspectives are vital attributes of Christian leadership, says the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount, president of Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education.

Adam Hamilton: What's Christian about Christian leadership? Before we’re leaders, we’re followers, the Rev. Adam Hamilton says in an interview with local television news anchor David Crabtree.

Ronald Heifetz: What's Christian about Christian leadership? Christians can help people of all faiths understand “the nature and practice of love,” says leadership expert Ronald A. Heifetz.

Janice Huie: What's Christian about Christian leadership? Christian leadership begins and ends in God, says UMC Bishop Janice Riggle Huie.

Paul Kawimbe: What's Christian about Christian leadership? ‘There is no leadership that is Christian,’ says AME Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe. The distinction is that Christian leaders act with integrity, humility and meekness.

Mike Krzyzewski: What's Christian about Christian leadership? “It’s kind of simple,” says Duke’s Coach K: “Be a good person.”

Vashti McKenzie: What's Christian about Christian leadership? The role model for leadership is Jesus, says AME Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie.

Gene Robinson: What’s Christian about Christian leadership? Christian leaders empower those whom they lead, says Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson.

Robert Schnase: What's Christian about Christian leadership? The life and ministry of Jesus is the source, tone, texture and telos of Christian leadership, says UMC Bishop Robert Schnase.

Gardner C. Taylor: What’s Christian about Christian leadership -- and Christian preaching? Christian leadership is an easy and difficult role, an authority that is and is not, says the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor.

Jean Vanier: What's Christian about Christian leadership? Forgiveness and love of enemies are at the heart of leadership, says L’Arche founder Jean Vanier.