The Call to Lead by Hybels, Allender, Ortberg

This book is a collection of three edited talks given by the authors at the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit. Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, addresses the difficult intersection of leadership and discipleship.  Mars Hill Graduate School professor, Dr. Dan B. Allender discusses the importance of leading with character. Noted author and pastor, John Ortberg examines the shadow missions that undermine the effectiveness of an organization.

All three essays are rather short and very pertinent to leaders today. Ortberg’s message about overcoming our negative, selfish missions was probably the most memorable.