How To Break Growth Barriers

Author: Carl F. George
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493406566
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Some churches grow rapidly, only to hit a ceiling. Other churches have experienced declining or static attendance--many of them for decades. Frustrated pastors and church leaders want growth methods that work, but without adding to pastoral fatigue. How to Break Growth Barriers argues that growth comes when effective leadership and lay-empowerment skills work hand in hand. This requires a shift of focus from the shepherd as the primary caregiver to shepherd as developer and coach of many caregivers. The authors show pastors how to communicate a vision for the future and then how to lead the congregation into the paradigms necessary for potentially limitless growth. The strategies found in this book are not only tried and true, and taken from a biblical perspective of a "harvest" vision. They're also newly updated to reflect our changing culture, including helpful charts and checklists for self-evaluation.

Small Church Essentials

Author: Karl Vaters
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802496369
Size: 54.90 MB
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Do you lead a small church? Big churches get all the love. Articles, books, conferences—they mostly feature leaders of large congregations. Yet big churches are a small part of the ecclesial landscape. In fact, more than 90 percent of churches have fewer than 200 people. That means small churches play a big part in what God is doing. Small Church Essentials is for leaders of these smaller congregations. It encourages them to steward their role well, debunking myths about small churches while offering principles for leading a dynamic, healthy small church. Based on the popular six-hour lecture that Karl Vaters delivers to church leaders across the country, Small Church Essentials will affirm small church leaders and show them how to identify what they do well, and how to do it even better. Readers will: Be assured that leading a small congregation does not make them ministry failures Come away inspired to lead with passion, regardless the size of their church Have field-tested principles for leading a church in their context Possess new metrics for biblically measuring vitality in small churches Have a toolkit of resources to use in their everyday ministry Karl Vaters has been a small church pastor for 30 years, is the author of The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, and the Small Thinking that Divides Us (2013), and travels extensively to churches and conferences to speak about leading a small church well. If you are pastoring a small church, this book will be a breath of fresh air. It will affirm your calling while giving you fresh tools to help you lead. It will help you: Stop believing lies about small churches Lead your church to fulfill the role only small churches can Understand your congregation’s strengths and weaknesses Turn around a dying or unhealthy church Identify good trends and bad in church and culture

Hero Maker

Author: Dave Ferguson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310536944
Size: 49.37 MB
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Over a course of a decade Patrick O'Connell went from being a non-leader and non-believer to leading a whole network of reproducing churches. Patrick became a Christ follower at Community Christian Church and on the evening he was baptized someone asked him to be an apprentice in a small group. Two years later he began raising support, moving to Kansas City, and serving a residency there to learn how to reproduce sites and churches. Every church has a different story, but all churches need a clear leadership development track for leaders, volunteer and paid. What is often missing is a path that leads to multiplication. Drawing directly from the practices of Jesus, this book focuses on helping your church outline and refine its leadership path. It helps leaders identify their starting points, and then walks them forward from there with guidance and specific examples from many different churches for points all along the way. The Hero Maker shows church leaders how to become a "Level 5" church led by "Level 5" leaders, redefining a church's success as more than growth - as reproducing and multiplying. Included are illustrations and field guide exercises on how to develop apprentices, lead small groups, and coach leaders.

Ebony

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

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Author: John Albert Sleicher
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Issues In Discovery Experimental And Laboratory Medicine 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464963509
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Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.