Lead Like Wesley

Mark Gorveatte's Lead Like Wesley delivers even more than it promises. The book is organized around John Wesley's twelve practical "Rules of a Helper" for lay church leaders. Not only does Gorveatte thoughtfully expand on each of these rules, but he also sets this eighteenth-century guidance in the context of today's leadership experts. This book offers a practical, substantial, and creative approach to preparing for the privileged challenge of church leadership.

—Shirley A. Mullen, president, Houghton College

Two centuries ago, John Wesley famously composed "Rules of a Helper" for pastors of his time who would follow in his ministry footsteps. To this day, much wisdom is still gleaned from his leadership principles. In Lead Like Wesley, author Mark Gorveatte devotedly unpacks the heart of each rule, revealing how the timeless truths should no less inform and direct all good Christian leadership in this day and age. Each chapter is dedicated to one rule, is supported by a key theme with its scriptural context, and is thoughtfully considered in the light of contemporary research, making a compelling case for character-based leadership.

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Mark Gorveatte was the 11th President of Kingswood University, serving from 2010 to 2015. An ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church in which he has served pastoral appointments as church planter, lead pastor, and currently district superintendent in The Wesleyan Church. In all of those roles he equipped and encouraged leaders for church health.