Volume 23, Number 1 | Spring 2024

Journal of Religious Leadership

Here’s what you’ll find in the latest issue of the JRL.


The Spring 2024 JRL speak from a variety of perspectives about major aspects of religious life in congregations. Each offers life-giving practices by which communities can become more faithful, hopeful, and loving, and we, in turn, are fortified for the struggle and inevitable suffering ahead.

Introduction by Robert K Martin, editor

Strategies to Retain Volunteers in Churches by Anthony D. Brown

Walk Together Children: Reclaiming the Collective Ethical Leadership Model of Black Churches through Leadership-as-Social Ethic by Larry T. Crudup

A Follower Perspective on Followership in the Congregation by Robert Lilleaasen

Theologically Analyzing Secular Leadership Theory: Evidence of Pelagius’s Teachings in the Servant Leadership of Robert Greenleaf by Jason B. Palmer

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Book Reviews

The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word By: Steve Thomason, Reviewed by Neil Dougall

The Three-Dimensional Leader: A Biblical, Spiritual & Practical Guide To Christian Leadership By: Rod Dempsey, Dave Earley, and Adam McClendon, Reviewed by Robert Knapp

Adaptive Church: Collaboration and Community in a Changing World By: Dustin D. Benac, Reviewed by David Penno

Explore: Vocational Discovery in Ministry of Discovery and Hope By: Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi and Matthew Folding, Reviewed by Andrew Rutledge

Leading While Black: The Intersectionality of Race, Leadership, and God By: Torrance J.R. Jones Reviewed by Michael Wilson

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Previously in The Journal of Religious Leadership