“The importance of leadership must be emphasised. Let us put to usury that talent which sets another to work. The leader must use definiteness and persistence. The leader must uplift ideals. To be the leader is the responsibility of the pastor. Come to us with the deepest spiritual note you can sound, and we will follow you.” And by another: “We shall need devoted pastors to lead in the execution of this work. The pastors are still the leaders. If they only will, they may be the leaders in this holy war for righteousness in all the earth.” And by still another: “Men become interested not so much in abstract ideas as in individuals who represent their ideas. Victories are won because men follow some leader whom they have learnt to love.”

Andrew Murray, The Key to the Missionary Problem (London: J. Nisbet & Co., 1902), 60.