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John R. Schol is resident bishop of the Greater New Jersey Area of the United Methodist Church. He was previously Bishop of the Baltimore-Washington, DC, Conference. While Director at the Office of Urban Ministries at the General Board of Global Ministries, he led the development of the Holy Boldness Urban Academy and the Communities of Shalom.

Leading Ideas

Bishop John Schol writes about the spiritual qualities of leadership: deep faith, discipleship, and the heart and mind of Christ, and the fruits of leadership.…

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Bishop Schol writes that spiritual leaders help a congregation discern and attain a vision of their future. Spiritual leaders are compelled by vision. Out of…