Church Leadership

Church Leadership

11 INNOVATIONS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH

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Join three seasoned church-ministry experts on an insider's tour of the most innovative churches today! Discover a dozen types of innovation, each with profiles of congregations that have implemented that innovation. This is more than a show and tell tour, however. Each chapter offers a solid take-away for church leaders on how to learn and apply the appropriate innovation profiled. The authors also offer scripturally-based assessments of both the positive and negatives implications of implementing each innovation, providing guidance and wisdom. There are many ways to present the Gospel, and this timely book will serve as a springboard for church leaders scratching their heads and asking themselves, "What should we do next?" By learning from a dozen different church types, church leaders can become more intentional about exploring new directions and reaching more of the world for Christ.
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9780830743780
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2007-06-01
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Regal Books

40 QUESTIONS ABOUT ELDERS & DEACONS

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Arranged in a Q & A format, this volume tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government, a topic of much interest in the church today. It provides readers with a clear analysis of key biblical passages, succinct answers (4-8 pages each), and discussion questions. The unique format of the book allows the reader to pick and choose what issues are most pertinent to their interests and needs.
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9780825433641
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2007-11-29
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Kregel Academic & Professional

ADMINISTRATION IN THE SMALL MEMBERSHIP

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For many pastors, church administration may be their least favorite area of ministry. But whether they love it or loathe it, they probably spend more time on administration than on any other single area of ministry. This book will help pastors create and maintain effective structures that will enable them to spend most of their time on what they truly value.

Describes church administration as a ministry in the small membership church.

Outlines key steps to organize and manage time, volunteers, and resources of the small membership churches including multi-point charges.

Gives practical methods for creating and maintaining viable structures for effective church management

* Helps pastors organize their church(es), so that they can focus on what gives them the most satisfaction in ministry.

* Helps pastors recruit and retain the right people for the right jobs, thereby maximizing ministry especially where resources are limited.* Gives pastors ways to sharpen their vision for local church and mission beyond the local church ministry.

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9780687646432
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2007-09-01
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Abingdon Press

Advanced Strategic Planning 3rd Edition

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First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers
-a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model
-useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy
-diagrams to help illustrate concepts
-a new section on spiritual formation
The methods in this book are proven to work, having already helped many churches articulate their vision and implement their mission.
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9780801014550
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2013-06-15
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Baker Books

AMERICAN CHURCH IN CRISIS

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Groundbreaking research based on a national database of over 200,000 churches shows that the overall United States population is growing faster than the church. The director of the American Church Research Project, Dave Olson, has worked to analyze church attendance, showing that it is virtually unchanged from fifteen years ago while our population has grown by fifty-two million people. What does this mean for you, your church, and the future of Christianity in North America? The American Church in Crisis offers unprecedented access to data that helps you understand the state of the church today. "We live in a world that is post-Christian, postmodern, and multiethnic, whether we realize it or not," says the author. This book not only gives a realistic picture that confirms hunches and explodes myths, but it provides insight into how the church must change to reach a new and changed world with the hope of the gospel. Readers will find a richly textured mosaic with optimistic and challenging stories. Charts, diagrams, and worksheets provide church leaders and motivated church members with a stimulating read that will provoke much discussion. Questions for discussion accompany the chapters.

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9780310277132
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2008-02-24
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Zondervan Publishing Company

ASSAULTING THE GATES

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Learn the Big Picture approach that will aim your congregation at the mission field in your back yard, or around the world. Many churches want to make the transition from an inward to an outward focus, from catering to the needs of members to reaching out into the world to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Too often they try to accomplish this radical change by taking half steps and partial measures, initiating a new program here or adding a new staff members there.

Yet this kind of change requires more. To succeed in changing its core focus this way, a congregation must learn strategic thinking; it must commit itself to seeing the big picture, and to taking the steps necessary to paint that picture afresh. Everyone, including pastors, lay leaders, key teams and groups, and the congregation as a whole must be involved in a process of transformation. Paul D. Borden, author of Hit the Bullseye and Direct Hit, knows that this transformation will not be easy. But if the target is bringing more people into saving relationship with Jesus Christ, what could be more worthwhile?"

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9781426702204
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2009-11-01
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Abingdon Press

AUGUSTINE AS MENTOR A MODEL FOR PREPARIN

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Lauded for his thoughts, Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has influenced virtually every philosopher of the last fifteen hundred years. But his personal character and ministry are even more remarkable, for in a time when most monastery dwellers sought solitude, Augustine was always in the company of friends, visiting disciples and writing mentoring letters to those he knew.

"Augustine as Mentor "is written for modern day pastors and spiritual leaders who want to mentor and equip other evangelical Christians based on proven principles in matters of the heart like integrity, humility, faithfulness, personal holiness, spiritual hunger, and service to others.

Author Ed Smither explains, Augustine has something to offer modern ministers pursuing authenticity and longing to preach what they practice. Through his thought, practice, success, and even failures, my hope is that today s mentors will find hope, inspiration, and practical suggestions for how to mentor an emerging generation of spiritual leaders. "

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9780805447071
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2008-12-31
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B&H Publishing Group

Biblical Eldership an Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership 1st Edition

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In order to define biblical eldership, we must go back to the only God-given, authoritative source, the text of Holy Scripture. Church history demonstrates the disastrous consequences of drifting from the light of Scripture. This book fulfills the need for an in-depth study on the topic, based in the vast treasure of God's Word.
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9780936083117
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2003-11-05
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Lewis & Roth Publishers

Bigger Faster Leadership

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Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology.

"More passion isn't the answer, and bigger dreams aren't always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures."

--from Bigger Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand--one of the country's most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership--to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations.

Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.

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9780718096465
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2017-06-13
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Thomas Nelson

Building a Healthy Multi Ethnic Church Mandate Commitments & Practices of a Diverse Congregation

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Through personal stories, proven experience and a thorough analysis of the biblical text, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church illustrates both the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church as well as the seven core commitments required to bring it about. Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, writes both from his experience and his extensive study of how to plant, grow, and encourage more ethnically diverse churches. He argues that the "homogenous unit principle" will soon become irrelevant and that the most effective way to spread the Gospel in an increasingly diverse world is through strong and vital multi-ethnic churches.
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9780787995515
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2007-10-26
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Jossey-Bass

BURSTING THE BUBBLE

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Current approaches to congregational leadership are dominated by a kind of group think. Certain assumptions, ideas, and even phrases appear so often in the literature about church ministry and mission that they have achieved the status of conventional wisdom. For example, how many times in recent years have you read about ministry in the postmodern era?The problem with conventional wisdom, says Dan Dick, is that it sets our thinking down a particular path, blinding us to other possibilities and insights. At its worst, conventional wisdom is a cheap and easy substitute for figuring things out yourself. In this book, Dan Dick both explodes false assumptions about congregational leadership, and offers readers the tools they need to lead congregations in the real world, not the wishful thinking world of conventional wisdom.

Nuggets of conventional wisdom debunked include:
- The modern/postmodern myth
- Contemporary North American culture is highly similar to the culture of the New Testament world
- We live in a period of accelerated change unlike any other before us.

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9780687465132
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2008-09-01
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Abingdon Press

Can These Bones Live

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Churches are closing today at an alarming rate.Pastors are disillusioned, church members are discouraged, and the world has lost interest.Can this disturbing tide be stemmed?Bill Henard believes that there is hope for the established church for your church.Some people may have already pronounced the church dead, but these dead bones can live. Whether your church is seven years old or one-hundred and seventy, you may be seeing evidences that your church needs vision, direction, and revitalization.Don t lose hope.Your church can live. "
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9781433683978
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2015-06-01
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B&H Publishing Group