Nearly everyone, in some area of their life, takes a leadership role. That’s why learning to be a strong leader is important for us all. The book of Nehemiah provides us with one of the clearest biblical examples of what leadership looks like when it is properly dedicated to fulfilling God’s kingdom. 
 
Nearly everyone, in some area of their life, takes a leadership role.
 
Nehemiah, who had served for a time in an important post in the administration of Persia, then became a leader of the people of Israel as they returned from exile. He had received word that the people who had already returned to Jerusalem were in distress, so he took upon himself the task of calling them to repent and return to their faith so that God would restore their hearts and restore their land. 
 
In a mere fifty-two days, he accomplished the mammoth task God had given him to do.
 
One of Nehemiah’s biggest tasks was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, the city of God. And the way he demonstrated leadership in this task confirmed his calling by the Lord. In a mere fifty-two days, he accomplished the mammoth task God had given him to do. Not only that, but he also called for the development of strong families among the faithful and showed them how to live under the covenant promises of God. He knew how to turn the hearts of men and women toward the tasks that God has set for His people is what good leadership should always aim to do.
 
Here’s a short video that highlights five key themes in the book of Nehemiah. May you be blessed by it!
 
Check out more from Dr. Tony Evans @tonyevans.org

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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