Leading From Horseback

Lost Lessons Every Church Leader Needs

By Jim Cowart Published
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The world of horsemanship has much to teach us about ministry leadership.Horses are accustomed to leaders. They want a leader. They expect a leader. From the first bridle to a horse’s last day in the barn, horse-lovers know that life with a horse is a complicated, challenging, beautiful, and sometimes bewildering experience. It takes Patience, Partnership, Communication, Trust, and Preparation—among other qualities—to train and enjoy life with a horse. Those same qualities are essential in good leaders.

Jim Cowart, a pastor and horseman, shares leadership lessons he’s learned in the stables of Georgia, working with horses and professional trainers. Cowart also shares distinct insights from Australia’s legendary horseman Clinton Anderson.

Written in Cowart’s easygoing style, and full of humor, this book brings a light and engaging touch to a serious subject, and is packed with practical advice and instruction.

Jim Cowart is the founding pastor of Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation in Warner Robins, GA, near Macon. Harvest Church, launched in 2001, has an average attendance of nearly 3,000 each weekend.  The church grows primarily through professions of faith from new Christians.  Jim is the author or coauthor of Start This Stop That, Grab-Gather and Grow, Living the Five, Grounded in Prayer, and Grounded in Creed. Jim serves as a trainer and coach, helping pastors launch and maintain healthy church environments. For more information go to harvestchurch4u.org.

Serenity Al Janat, who answers to the name, Seri, is a Straight Egyptian Arabian mare from the Dahmah Shahwan Strain. She can trace her lineage back to King Solomon’s stables in Israel, but now lives in Middle Georgia with her best buddy Jim Arch Cowart.


Endorsements

“I read every word of this endearing, innovative book on leadership. Saddle up and learn.”
—Jorge Acevedo, lead pastor, United Methodist Grace Church (multisite), Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sarasota, FL

“Jim Cowart offers a truly refreshing, engaging perspective on leadership. I am grateful for the ride.”
—Shane L. Bishop, senior pastor, Christ Church UMC, Fairview Heights, IL

“Leading from Horseback is an entertaining, perceptive, and truly unique analysis of what it takes to unlock your own potential.”
—William B. Caldwell IV, Lieutenant General, US Army (Ret.); president, Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA

About the Author

Jim Cowart

Jim Cowart is the founding pastor of Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation near Macon, GA. Harvest launched in 2001, and has an average attendance of 3,000 each weekend.  The church grows primarily through professions of faith from new Christians. The innovative “community group” strategy is producing more than 350 small groups meeting in homes and workplaces.

Jim serves as a trainer and coach, helping pastors launch and maintain healthy church environments. For more information go to harvestchurch4u.org.