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Thumb the serving leader

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Many books on congregational leadership take their cues from the world of business. Others may lean too heavily on theological constructs. This book attempts to balance both. Published by the...

Thumb governance and ministry

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An effective governance model enables a congregation to fulfill its mission by continually balancing “the transforming power of religion and the stabilizing power of organization.” Former Alban...

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Not all challenges are created equal. Defining a problem can be difficult, let alone creating a solution. Harvard professors Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky developed the process of adaptive...

Thumb five practices

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Robert Schnase, United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, presents five congregational practices which inform congregational health and vitality. These include: radical hospitality, passionate worship,...

Thumb protege

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This five-part resource by leadership development specialist and author Steve Saccone taps into one of the most challenging issues for many churches: how to find and nurture leaders for the next...

Thumb leadership an art of possibility

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According to Ben Zander, people are tired of the old metaphors of leadership-war, sports and fighting to get to the top. In this DVD series, based on their book, The Art of Possibility, Ben and Roz...

Thumb empowering laity

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Authors and denominational leaders Susan Gillies and Ingrid Dvirnak combine their ministry experience and communication skills in this practical resource that gives readers helpful approaches,...

Thumb lewis center

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The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is located on the Wesley Theological Seminary campus in Washington D.C. The director is Dr. Lovett Weems, Jr. Dr. Weems is a distinguished professor of Church...

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity aims to create change in congregations by supporting Christian leaders and the institutions they serve. They design educational services, introduce knowledge...

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This ecumenical Christian resource center offers books, assessment tools, workshops and more that address “church planting, church health, and leadership development.” The resources cover a range...

Thumb the way of discernment leaders

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How do congregations and individuals go about the process of making important decisions informed by the spirit of Christ? This leader’s guide provides a congregational leader with the tools needed...

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Thankfully, there are many fine congregational consultants. Finding the right fit for your congregation, however, can be a challenge. You need to make sure the consultant complements your...

Thumb national leadership roundtable

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The mission of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management is to promote management excellence and best practices in the Catholic Church in the United States. The organization marshals...

Thumb full kingdom

book

There are a lot of books about church growth and church health, but few about what it means for a church to live to their potential. This book is one that is about the latter. It’s about churches...

Thumb moments of impact

book

Conversations abound in congregations. Over coffee, at evening meetings, via email; in some ways the sermon itself is a conversation. Too often, conversations amount to so much talk and too little...

Thumb doing justice

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By setting up a clear outline of “the world as it is” over and against “the world as it should be,” Jacobsen, a Lutheran pastor and community organizer, offers a justification for and pathway into...

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This bestseller set off a seismic change in leadership development, management, and consulting by shifting the focus from the individual performance of the CEO-senior pastor, agency president,...

Thumb leadership can be taught

book

Continuing Education is not available to all. Sometimes funds aren’t available; sometimes there just isn’t time. Distance learning and webinars can be helpful, yet such formats for learning aren’t...

Thumb immunity to change

book

Often, you know what to do as a leader. Yet, when you start down the helpful path you hit a roadblock. Or, you change direction. Or, you understandably get off course because of apprehension...

Thumb natural church development

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Over the course of twenty-five years, Natural Church Development (NCD) has developed a strategic planning and implementation program that has proven effective in thousands of congregations...

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