24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership by Leslie Copeland is a timely and refreshing book for leaders to reflect and rethink who they are as leaders. Leaders are encouraged to examine their lives truthfully and carefully to grow spiritually while faithfully operating as servant-leaders for Christ. Copeland reminds leaders that such characteristics as courage, commitment, and compassion are essential to good leadership. Copeland combines Scripture and intriguing illustrations from real-life examples of positive and negative leadership to identify and define the traits of solid Christian leadership. As Christian leaders read 24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership, they will ask: “Am I being, feeling, thinking, and doing my best for God? If not, what am I being called to do differently in serving God?” Read this practical work by Leslie Copeland and share her book of leadership traits with another co-laborer in the Lord’s fields of ministry.
“At a time when it appears that many are doing what seems right in their own eyes, 24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership, could not have been written at a more suitable time. For those who are just entering a leadership position as well as those who are seasoned in the role, Dr. Tune has provided a primer and refresher for how to lead with integrity and excellence.”—Cynthia L. Hale, Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, GA
“Leslie Copeland has written the next iteration of Christian leadership primers for the post-pandemic church. 24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership provides an accessible, pragmatic, and well-resourced text for the current needs of the church. She draws on some of the key thinkers and leaders of Christian leadership in the last few decades in order to challenge us to think about an embodied, consistent, and integral approach to leadership. Whether you are a pastor needing to train leaders or a student of leadership studies, Copeland’s work is an effective study of leadership as Christian practice.”—Asa J. Lee, President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
“24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership exposes a frightening existential reality for a nation devoid of consistently bold, transformative, Christ-focused leadership. The United States, shamefully guided by substantial segments of the Church, is not only escalating conflict between diverse people groups but is in open rebellion against the gospel standard for justice, righteousness, and care for the most vulnerable among us. A must-read for anyone seeking to model leadership wholly inspired and deeply rooted in the character of Christ in these troubled times.”—Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, President, Skinner Leadership Institute Author, Leadership Led By God: Prayer Journal and Guide
“In these perilous and polarized times, our nation and world are in need of a more faithful Christian witness and leadership. Rev. Leslie Copeland's book 24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership is deeply insightful, compelling to read, and couldn't come at a better time. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt called to Christian leadership of any kind.”— Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, President, Sojourners
LESLIE COPELAND, DMin., is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. She has served as the director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative and director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. She is also a contributor to the book Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community and Justice. She has a passion for social justice, and advocacy in the areas of anti-poverty, environmental stewardship, racial reconciliation, domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration, education, and health care.