Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church

by Sherry Surratt, Jenni Catron. Jossey-Bass, 2013.


This resource targets Christian women leaders, offering advice and real-life examples on leading men, making difficult decisions, and challenges.


overcoming communication barriers, making difficult decisions, leading men, real-life examples, personal reflection and discussion questions

Recommended Audience

female clergy and lay leader


purchase as book, e-book, or audio book

Practical Applications

  • Consider your leadership style and how you communicate with others by looking at the personal reflection questions.
  • Study this resource in a small group setting with fellow lay women for inspiration and solutions for overcoming obstacles.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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