“Clergy, lay leaders, and anyone engaged in congregational development or passionate to enliven the Jesus Movement within their church community will find this book thoughtful and thought provoking. Jim Gettel asks the right questions and carefully guides us to the fundamental reality that relationships matter— especially relationship with Jesus. In a time when “brand loyalty” seems to have no relevance, this book provides a clear and convincing argument that relationship with Jesus is the paramount statement of loyalty that will breathe spiritual life, transformation, and growth into our own lives and into the lives of others. If you want to be a better disciple and/or foster discipleship in others, you must read this book!”
THE RT. REV'D WENDELL N. GIBBS, JR., 10TH BISHOP, EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF MICHIGAN
“Jim Gettel writes from the perspective of someone who has accompanied many churches on the journey into deeper and more faithful discipleship. He believes that the fundamental method for learning to join in God’s mission is apprenticeship. We learn to follow Christ more faithfully by our companionship with others on the journey. It has been so from the beginning and in this book Jim offers us a way to practice walking that journey in the midst of the changing realities of our own time.”
THE RT. REV'D JEFFREY D. LEE, BISHOP, EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF CHICAGO
“Jim is offering a unique perspective on ministry in his book ‘Where Jesus Leads.’ Grounded in Scripture with a refreshing fullness of thought, Jim's comments lead us to a solid basis for developing our ministry. I have not finished reading his book and it seems I never will as it appears to be a foundational framework for ongoing ministry. The question and answer format is very challenging at the end of each chapter."
"Where Jesus Leads articulates the importance of relationships as vital parts of Christian communities in ways that are accessible and immediately usable. Gettel insightfully weaves scripture throughout this book to underscore the core value of healthy and affirming relationships within groups of people. The questions at the end of each chapter make teaching these concepts to church leaders easy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for resources to develop better, more effective leaders in their church communities."
THE REVEREND LAUREL DAHILL