In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

by Henri J.M. Nouwen. Crossroad Publishing Co., 1999.


This short book provides a framework for Christian leadership from its temptations to spiritual disciplines.


study guide; temptations including relevance, popularity, and power; disciplines contemplative prayer, confession, and theological reflection

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy, senior lay leaders


Purchase as book, e-book or audio book

Practical Applications

  • Improve your leadership by reflecting on this framework.
  • Develop leaders in your congregation by reading and reflecting as a group.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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