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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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3D Leadership Defining Developing & Deploying Christian Leaders Who Can Change the World Revised

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The world needs godly, trained leaders just as much as the church does. Taking the examples of Jesus and Paul, Reeder presents a model of multiplication that intentionally and continuously raises up other leaders. With its three-pronged approach to leadership development, this book guides readers through a time-tested paradigm that works in real life and is fully grounded in Scripture. The principles, personal illustrations, and practical ideas it contains will effectively equip leaders and the church for their task of transforming first the body of Christ and then our culture.

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August 3, 2018

4D Impact Smash Barriers Like a Smart Church

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4D Impact: Smashing Barriers Like a Smart Church takes a critical and inspirational look at four aspects of 21st century church ministry: Technology, Hospitality, Worship, and Systems. Each of these aspects is key for developing vital churches and healthy church leaders. The author uses real life lessons from the 11-year journey of Impact Church, which is currently #5 out of the 100 fastest growing United Methodist congregations in the United States, and examples from churches and the market place, to inform, equip, and inspire the reader.

4D Impact offers:

  • a diagnostic tool in each chapter to determine the current health and status of the reader's church,
  • real time inspiration from practitioners who are experiencing health and growth,
  • guidance for readers to discern their level of fitness for their church assignment--is the leader/reader well-matched, or mismatched?, and
  • guidance for readers to determine if their church has reached a point of irreversible decline.
  • From the 4D Impact Introduction:

    "I have been blessed to serve as the founding and lead pastor of what one of [the] original twenty-five leaders called a 'movement.' Twelve years ago we didn't set out to plant another United Methodist church--we envisioned a movement...I have learned a few things about church health and growth from my own experience as a church planner and from the many churches across the country that our team has supported and consulted with over the years. I have learned that the capital-C Church is full of grace, and I've learned that hard work and sacrifice are necessary for a local church to be vital and growing...

    This book is for all churches and church leaders seeking to become vital and growing, or to remain vital and growing. This book may challenge you--I hope in a healthy way. It centers on four key principles for developing healthy and growing churches that smash barriers: Technology, Hospitality, Worship, and Systems. I am a living witness to these principles. As we say at Impact Church, you aren't called to lead an ordinary church; you are called to lead a movement."

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    April 16, 2019

    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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    June 15, 2013

    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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    November 1, 2009

    Becoming a Healthier Pastor

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    Among the most helpful and widely acclaimed resources for addressing church conflict and the quality of church life is Richardson's groundbreaking volume Creating a Healthier Church (Fortress Press, 1996). His application of family systems theory to congregational life has enormously clarified its operative systems and especially its emotional system. In this sequel, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors' ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors' own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often unhelpfully. Richardson explores these patterns, how they operate in church situations, and how pastors can do their own family-of-origin assessment. His volume will become a standard tool for analysis of patterns in ministerial behavior and developing strong personal effectiveness.
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    December 1, 2004

    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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    November 5, 2003

    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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    October 26, 2007

    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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    September 1, 2008

    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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    June 1, 2015

    CANT WAIT FOR SUNDAY

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    Do you lack anticipation of Sunday morning? Bring back the joy to Sunday mornings for yourself and your congregation! Author Michael Walters understands the importance of the worship experience to the overall health of the church. He shares why it matters, how and why things go wrong, and then gives practical ideas for involving people in the worship service. In this book, Walters challenges the contemporary belief that worship is only the opening act to the sermon. He asserts that the entire service is worship and also the responsibility of the senior pastor to coordinate. You can do this, and Walters can help. Revitalize your church with a solid Sunday morning worship service. (Out of Print)
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    August 1, 2006

    CASE FOR ANTIOCH A BIBLICAL MODEL FOR A

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    Seminary president Jeff Iorg looks back at the New Testament church in Antioch to find a biblical model of what healthy churches should look like today. Advising a principled approach in the context of this comparison, he shares methods for measuring church health that are based on hard data as well as discernable spiritual realities. Key areas of discussion include a church's need to emphasize the empowering of the Holy Spirit, advancing the gospel, changing lives, maintaining doctrinal integrity, resolving conflicts, strong leadership, and sacrificial living.

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    June 1, 2011