2013 Pastoral Leadership – Leith Anderson

Pastoral Leadership: A Challenging Role in a Changing Church and Culture

Oct. 7-8, 2013  (Monday noon – Tuesday 3:30pm)

Speaker: Leith Anderson

Location: Camp Shamineau, Motley, MN


Peter Drucker, the “father of modern management” said that “other than President of the United States, the most difficult jobs today are the president of a university, the administrator of a general hospital, and the pastor of a church.”

As pastors we hear the call of Jesus to ministry and then tackle extraordinary challenges in one of the most amazing chapters of church history.

How do we do this? How do we sort through the maze of models of what a church should be? How do we ride the tiger of a culture changing so rapidly and in a direction so markedly unfriendly to Christians? In a word, how do we follow Jesus in today’s world of church and culture, and how do we lead others to do the same?

Veteran pastor, leader, and Christian statesman Leith Anderson will help us grapple with these questions. He will address topics ranging from pastoral leadership and personal perseverance to evangelism, church planting, and practical ministry. Leith’s wisdom and perspective from more than 35 years of local-church pastoring will enrich our time together.


Leith Anderson was senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, from 1977 through 2011. He is currently the President of the National Association of Evangelicals. He has lots of hands-on pastoral experience that connects to denominations, churches, and leaders across the country. A widely respected voice on church leadership, church health, evangelism, and church planting, Leith is the author of more than a dozen books and numerous articles in a variety of periodicals. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, and holds degrees from Bradley University, Denver Seminary, and Fuller Seminary. Leith and his wife, Charleen, have four children.





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