"This book, and Gary himself, is a reflection of a new style of leadership that is emerging in the mainline church. It is a leadership approach that cares less about the church as an organization and an institution and much more about the church as a community of people following God wherever God will lead. It is an approach that cares more about leading people to experience God directly in their lives than it is about maintaining the status quo or tradition." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / N. Graham Standish -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Sailing in the Desert -- The Meandering Way -- The Spirit's Leading -- Get a Life ! -- Keeping Life Real -- Becoming a Spirit-Led Leader -- Notes.
Author is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church.