Breaking the King Saul Syndrome
In Breaking the King Saul Syndrome, Jonathan explores what happens when church leaders grasp for power – acting as King Saul – and the alternative: Biblical servant leadership.
Check out below for a 6-week Bible study surrounding this book put together by a student at Western Seminary.
Giving wisely addresses common ways that well-meaning people actually undermine the people they want to help through unwise giving practices. We need to be servant leaders in the way we give, which means that we look to build up those in need, rather than ride in as their savior.
Anyone going anywhere cross-culturally for any reason should read this book. Using the Bible, personal stories, and a heart of instruction, Jonathan gives a refresher course on God’s plan for generous giving, but with a twist – how to be generous where all the rules are different than our own. As someone helping to send thousands of short-term workers to over eighty countries, I have seen first hand the shocking effects of misappropriated giving. I’ve also seen the extraordinary blessings of appropriate generosity. Giving Wisely? takes the guesswork out of generous giving to other cultures. is should be required reading for every short-term ministry leader!Brian Heerwagen (Author of Thee Next Mile, Executive Director, DELTA Ministries International (Short-term training and sending Ministry), Executive Committee for the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (www.stmstandards.org)