We asked 35 Christian leaders, “Who is the influencer with the biggest impact on your life and ministry?” Most of these leaders listed several influential thinkers, writers, innovators, and leaders more of us should get to know. This response is from Tom Ellsworth, senior minister with Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Bloomington, Indiana.
Devotional study: Max Lucado, Ken Gire, Mark Atteberry
A deeper challenge: N.T. Wright, Dallas Willard
Cultural study: Thom Rainer
Inspiration and perhaps my all-around favorite: John Ortberg