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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) model of leadership is pervasive within the fundamentalist movement of churches. This model of leadership lacks biblical warrant and creates risk to the flock of God. Consequently, not only is targeted research necessary but also a path to transition a church from the CEO model of leadership to the Shepherds and Servants model. This book offers the redemptive, theological, and practical approach for such a transition. Redemptively, the book shows how the Shepherd and Servants model is part of God's ultimate plan. Theologically, the Shepherds and Servants model is prescribed by scripture. Practically, steps for transition are presented for moving a fundamentalist church from a top-down model to a healthy, biblical model of leadership,



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (June 13, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 168 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8398250671
  • Item Weight: ‎ 9.1 ounces
  • Dimensions : ‎ 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches



Maximino Fernandez (DMin – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv – Luther Rice College & Seminary, PhD in Biblical Studies – Louisiana Baptist University, Master of Ministry – the Crown College) has served in pastoral ministry since 2002. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he has served extensively within a robust Christian education ministry. He presently resides with his wife and two children in Lebanon, Ohio.

SHEPHERDS & SERVANTS: Advancing a Biblical Foundation for Church Leadership

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