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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.
This book presents a incredibly comprehensive vision for how pastors and ministry leaders can adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology.
"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 responsibility for your own calling."
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.
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.
Continuing the legacy of and influence of Francis Schaeffer with new research and findings.
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?
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+).
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.
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.
Being a good leader does not equal being good at leadership development, yet it is our church leadership—both pastoral and lay—that we look to for wisdom and guidance on how to ensure the next generation is ready to lead.
Everything you needed to know and didn't ever want to know is just a click away...But as the body of material available on the world-wide web explodes, it often feels like it is many, many clicks before you find something useful and meanwhile you've likely been distracted by many interesting rabbit trails. Here's help.
Do these names mean something to you: Exponential, Verge, Catalyst, Leadership Network, etc.,? Here is a site that provides an up-to-date information on the events that are being hosted by these premier league church development organizations.
According to 1 Timothy 3:2, anyone who aspires to the office of overseer in the church should be able to teach. John Piper identifies eight traits of good teaching that can provide a focus for developing this biblically mandated skill in our church leaders.
Dr. Bruce E. Winston currently serves as a professor, teaching in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Strategic Leadership programs at Regent University. His paper "The Four Cs of Christian Leadership" creates a beautifully biblical framework for leadership development.
A simple square can serve as a profound reminder of the foundational pattern Jesus used for developing leadership in His disciples. It is a model that is easily applied to any relationship, setting, circumstance or demographic, and is infinitely flexible and scalable.