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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 sp...
What makes a leader a Christian leader? Too many churches and parachurch groups operate under secular leadership principles and strategies without considering what Scripture teaches. In this accessible and comprehensive book, leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of Christian leadership based on the Bible and his own...
How can a Christian leader empower others to lead?
A follow up to Aubrey Malphurs' Being Leaders, the groundbreaking Building Leaders provides a biblical blueprint for finding and developing leaders who will carry on and expand the work of your church. Countering the current leadership development crisis, this book is unique in helpi...
Description 'God-centered coaching has the power to change lives... both your life and the lives of those you come into contact with,' says Logan and Carlton.
God has something for each person to accomplish. He has given us a part to play in the advance of his kingdom. We are successful when we find out what part that is and learn to play it wel...
Is the cross truly the center of your ministry?
Today we commonly see images of the cross adorning churches, dangling from necklaces, and gleaming from lapels. Yet the image that is so sanitized for us today was grotesque and abhorrent to those living in the first century. It was a symbol of evil, torture, and shame. It is this realistic an...
Ministry without vision is like a surgeon without a scalpel
Strong leaders have vision that is both far-reaching and focused on the details. Having that vision is what separates churches with a hodge-podge of ineffective programs and activities from churches that reach people effectively, efficiently, and consistently with the Good News. In...
Where will you find trustworthy leaders in your church? How should elders direct the affairs of the church? How will you know if they have fulfilled their responsibilities and are worthy of 'double honor'?
Rick Thompson takes an in-depth look at what makes an effective, empowering elder. He gleans many helpful insights on leaders...
Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. However, very few people, Getz believes, understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. He has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. In the first part of the book, Getz lays the historical and biblical...
Your Church Can Open Its Doors to the Community
In the past, the doors of the church opened inward, but now people are no longer coming in through church doors as they once did. Instead, God is calling the church to open the doors outward as the people of God take the Gospel to their community.
Through extensive statistical research, perso...
Ask yourself this question: What type of character qualifies the people God chooses to use? The question itself assumes an atypical answer, simply because it leaves out so much. To ask only about one's character seems inadequate when defining a leader. We surely need to ask about character, but also about personality, communication ...
Leadership is essential.
Maybe you've shied away from leadership because you don't know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise...
The key to effective leadership in today's churches lies as much with their governing boards as it does with their pastors.
Many churches are led by volunteers who chair committees yet have little or no leadership training. Is it possible for well-meaning but often ill-prepared laypeople to guide a church body into Christ-honoring ministry?
Before you can lead your church, you have to know your church.
Pastoral ministry is challenging work. It is made even more challenging when a pastor ignores the church's "congregational culture" when seeking to minister to members or implement changes. Just as a pastor studies to interpret the Scriptures, he or she must also interpret the l...
Through case studies, interviews, and real time research, this essential guide demystifies successful pastoral succession and helps readers prepare for an even brighter future for their ministries.
Written by two seasoned pastors, this practical book is a comprehensive guide to nearly every facet of pastoral ministry, including pastoral counseling, hospital visitations, funerals, weddings, the sacraments, holiday services, and congregational music.
"I can't recall ever making this statement about a book: church leaders need this."--Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources
Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. Drawing on lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church t...
Who Moved My Pulpit? may not be the exact question you're asking. But you're certainly asking questions about change in the church: where it's coming from, why it's happening, and how you're supposed to hang on and follow God through it - even get out ahead of it so your church is faithfully meeting its timeless calling and serving the new oppor...
Winning on Purpose offers leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structures that enable church life and health. As a comprehensive and powerful application of the biblical call to mission, Winning on Purpose sets forth the Accountable Leadership strategy. This model of leadership brings together standards fo...
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