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"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
"We believe that perhaps the greatest problem facing most local churches today is determining where God is leading them. Technology has revolutionized the way people live their lives and the values they hold. The world is growing smaller while the population grows larger and ever more diverse. Cultural values in the West have become increasing...
Is successful leadership measured simply by the outcomes a leader achieves, or is there another---more essential---yardstick for measuring success? In Redefining Leadership, author, pastor, and college president Joe Stowell shows us that the best leaders are driven by Christ-formed character, and that truly successful leadership is not defined...
When church board meetings turn contentious, what's a pastor to do?
Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams
He shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in ...
In Center Church, Timothy Keller outlines a broad theological vision that connects classical evangelical doctrine to holistic and vibrant ministry expression, particularly in globalized, urbanized settings.
From the author of the bestselling book The Disciple-Making Pastor comes a call to Christian leaders to let go of their addiction to secular models of leadership rooted in pragmatic success.
Most leadership literature talks about having the right kind of leadership personality. You know the type: big-picture visionaries who serve others and get ...
Most books on change and innovation make it sound as if success is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on.
Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind change and innovation can bri...
At the age of thirty-three, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school's transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process he became one o...
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...
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.
Still looking for the program, book, or sermon series that will turn your church around?
What if the answer to revitalizing your church is . . . you?
In a time when many pastors are jumping from church to church every few years as they search for the "right fit," churches are suffering from a lack of sustained leadership from pastors with ...
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...
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