Leadership Directions from Moses

On the Way to a Promised Land

By Olu Brown Published
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Learn to stay focused on God’s call and God’s promises for you as a leader--even when your journey becomes confusing, rocky, or lonely.

Author Olu Brown shares principles from the story of Moses, to guide leaders through some of the most gut-wrenching situations they will face. Leadership Directions from Moses answers the question, ‘How can I remain effective in answering my own call, when people around me—some of whom are trusted friends and colleagues—will not (or cannot) stay on the journey we’ve set out to complete? How can I keep moving forward, when the path suddenly becomes so difficult?’
The book covers topics like how to help others leave gracefully, how not to be upended when others choose to leave, how to have difficult conversations, and how to find unexpected opportunity in the challenge of new vacancies. It is full of practical help, including examples from pastors and churches across the US. It is also filled with compassion and wisdom—a pastoral book for pastors facing this difficult, nuanced, and often-emotional topic.



“What a joy to read Olu Brown’s new book, Leadership Directions from Moses: On the Way to a Promised Land. With marvelous creativity, Olu weaves in valuable leadership lessons as he contemplates the trials and tribulations of Moses’s leadership in the wilderness. It is one of those little gems of a book that one can read over and over again.”

—Grant Hagiya, Bishop of the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC; author of Spiritual Kaizen: How to Become a Better Church Leader, from Abingdon Press

Leadership Directions from Moses offers great insight—linking biblical wisdom with practical leadership guidance. Brown’s strong grasp of the biblical material moves this writing to a higher level than the common book on leadership. Additionally, Leadership Directions from Moses provides clear reflections on applying the learnings from outstanding practitioners. Those who seek to improve their leadership skills in a way that is concurrent with mature spiritual growth will greatly benefit from this work!”

—Mike Lowry, Bishop of the Central Texas Conference of The UMC, Fort Worth, Texas

About the Author

Olu Brown

Olu Brown is founding pastor (in 2007) of Impact Church Atlanta, the fourth fastest growing UM church in the country - 85% growth over five years.  He is a frequent speaker at events, especially among young clergy.