An overview of the leadership development 'ministry philosophy' created by the North American Baptist Church that contains much wisdom and food for thought for our own context.
This book presents an alternative model for churches, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity, that hopes to recreate the church Jesus and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.
This book is designed to enlighten, encourage and equip church leaders as they seek to rediscover the 'sentness' inherent in the message of the gospel and the purpose of church.
What does effective church leadership look like? Pastor Jeramie Rinne sets forth an easy-to-understand “job description” for elders drawn from the Bible’s teaching on church leadership.
Dan Allender argues that the best leaders live paradoxical lives, where they lead with power because of their weakness, find success through acknowledging their failures and lose their life, so that they might save it.
The Mission Activators of Classis Quinte-West were asked to develop a list of skills and character traits that would help identify and develop leaders who have the capacity to lead larger groups (15+).
A highly-insightful, practical, personal and economical online strengths assessment tool, partnered with comprehensive 'unpacking' support through the accompanying book and website.
Is there a way to ensure that when elders, deacons and ministry leaders step up to the plate they feel ready and able...and not just willing? What if like the 3 R's in education, it was a spiralling process of exposure, reinforcement and mastery?
Continuing the legacy of and influence of Francis Schaeffer with new research and findings.
In this book Saccone shows how you can raise up leaders from within your own community and develop them into passionate, faithful servants of God.
An exegesis of 1 Timothy 3 that results in a list of Biblical Leadership Qualifications and their contemporary equivalents divided into Attitudes, Behaviors and Competencies, including what's not on the list.
A framework of scriptural leadership competencies and their contemporary equivalents based on an exegesis of 1 Timothy 3 by Matthew Kutz, the Administrative Director for the Foundation Stone Christian Center, Northwood, OH.
What difference should being Christ-followers make to how we develop leaders? What measuring sticks are we using to determine if it is being done well?
"Making it look easy takes a lot of practice" say Matt Smay and Hugh Halter about incarnational life and missional community. "A workbook alone won't get the job done...It also includes learning to take personal responsbility for your own calling."
"If we make disciples like Jesus made them, we'll never have a problem finding leaders or seeing new people coming to faith"- Mike Breen
This book presents a incredibly comprehensive vision for how pastors and ministry leaders can adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. It offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on Keller's more than 20 years of ministry in an urban context.
In this wonderfully biblical and practical resource Karen Wilk puts her finger on where the established church has strayed from developing leaders the way that Jesus did.
This first article in a series of 4 by Ed Stezer explores how each of us plays a critical role in creating a culture where passionate kingdom builders can boldly explore the multiplication opportunities to which they feel called.
ChapterNext is an organization that works on behalf of both a church's search committee as well as individual pastors. Some might refer to Rev. Dr. Sam Hamstra as either a 'headhunter' or a 'matchmaker.'
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I have heard from quite a few people lately that our churches lack vision. We don't know where we are going and if we do know, we can't agree on how to get there. If you had to choose between a leader who could preach or a preacher who could lead, what would you choose? What does our...
I don’t know if you’ve ever had a chance to find yourself in a church or organization that is really, really good at leadership development. If you have, you’ll know that one of the marks of these kinds of organization is that they’re constantly losing talent. Churches and organizations that are...
Male leaders, you are invited to a seminar sponsored by Christian Service Ministries on Thursday, July 19, 7-9 pm at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Oak Lawn. "Why Churches Struggle to Help Sexual Strugglers...and what can we do about it?"
New technologies in the past decades have...
When I was in my final year of seminary in 2010, I had heard that churches weren't allowed to call a pastor until after she/he was approved as a candidate for ministry by Synod. Technically, this is followed. Call letters typically aren't sent until you are officially a candidate. But really......
When a pastor leaves a church, for any reason, such as taking a call to another church, retirement, leaving the ministry, what are the implications for the remaining staff at that church? How do they continue doing ministry? Do they now have a new "leader?" Where do they look for direction? ...