"The Leader's Journey" shows how to strengthen congregational leadership by focusing on the church leader's internal transformational process. It combines the best of two views of leadership - leadership as personal transformation and leadership as organizational development. The authors outline a practical, programmatic process to help leaders engage in personal change and thereby become more effective church leaders. This process is based on the best of Bowen Family Systems theory on the differentiation of self and on cutting-edge leadership research. The book builds on the work of lead author Jim Herrington's "Leading Congregational Change" (0-7879-4765-2) but this volume focuses on the leader rather than the organization.
Jim Herrington is a pastor, author, and conference leader. He serves as the pastor of Harbor Church, a network of house churches in Houston, Texas-- Montrose Community. He is a coauthor of Leading Congregational Change (Jossey-Bass). Robert Creech has been senior pastor of the University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, since 1987. Trisha Taylor is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and practices through the Union Baptist Association Center for Counseling in Houston, Texas.