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A Repository of Wisdom from Trusted Sources

Oswald Sanders (October 17, 1902 - October 24, 1992) was a general director of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (then known as China Inland Mission) in the 1950s and 1960s. He authored more than forty books on the Christian life. He became an elder statesman and worldwide conference speaker from his retirement until his death. Sanders was born in Invercargill, New Zealand and gained a law degree in 1922. He attended the Bible Training Institute in Auckland and joined its staff in 1926. In 1931, he married Edith Mary Dobson. Sanders left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. In 1954 he became general director of the China Inland Mission and led the reorganization of the CIM into the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. He was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia.

The Leader and Reading

"When you come, bring . . . my scrolls, especially the parchments." (2 Timothy 4:13) "Reading maketh a full man; speaking, a ready man, writing, an ex...
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The Leader and Time

"Make the best use of your time. . ." (Ephesians 5:16) The quality of a person’s leadership will be in part measured by time: its use and its passage....
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Prayer and Leadership

"I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." (1 Timothy 2:1) Mastering the art of prayer, ...
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Above All Else

"Choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. . . They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit...
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More Essential Qualities of Leadership

"Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the ...
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Essential Qualities of Leadership

"Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given t...
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Insights on Leadership from Peter

"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; ...
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Insights on Leadership from Paul

"Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given t...
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Can You Become a Leader?

"Send some men to explore the land of Canaan. . . From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders." (Numbers 13:2) Jesus looked for a humbler sort o...
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Natural and Spiritual Leadership

"When I came to you . . . my message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power." (1 Cor...
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