Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional  FrontierProdigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier
David E. Fitch, Geoff Holsclaw
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Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God's mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work. It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward. It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel-centered way of life for our culture and our times.


     

 
Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the ChurchJust Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church
Sherry Surratt, Jenni Catron
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Just lead! is a welcome guide for women who feel called to lead but who need help to learn what it takes to break the "stained-glass ceiling." As two experienced leaders who have served in a number of capacities in churches and organizations, Surrat and Catron not only explore the barriers-internal and external that keep women from assuming a leadership role but also provide practical reality checks on what women can do to become effective leaders.


     

 
Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically-From the Inside OutChurch Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically-From the Inside Out
Neil Cole, Phil Helfer
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In Church Transfusion Neil Cole (the foremost expert on organic church) teams up with his co-founder of Church Multiplication Associates , Phil Helfer, to revisit the themes from Cole’s previous books. They show conventional church leaders how to use organic principles to heal their DNA and transfuse themselves with an entirely new energy, vision, and a more missional approach to what they are and what they do.


     

 
The Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved  Community in a Multi-Ethnic WorldThe Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World
Efrem Smith
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Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.

     

 
Better Together: Making Church Mergers WorkBetter Together: Making Church Mergers Work
Jim Tomberlin, Warren Bird
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Thousands of Protestant churches are perplexed by plateaued or declining attendance, while other congregations nearby thrive. Is there a way for them to combine forces, drawing on both their strengths, in ways that also increase their missional impact? Church merger consultant Jim Tomberlin, with co-writer Warren Bird, makes the case that mergers today work best not with two struggling churches but with a vital, momentum-filled lead church partnering with a joining church. In this new book, they provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches so that they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute a variety of forms of merger for church expansion and renewal to reinvigorate declining churches and give them a "second life."
     

 
The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century ChurchThe Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church
Alan Hirsch
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The Permanent Revolution is a work of theological re-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and key social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic role rooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and its significance for the missional movement. It explores how the apostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of the church and focuses on leadership in relation to missional innovation and entrepreneurship.The authors examine the nature of organization as reframed through the lens of apostolic ministry


     

 
In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership: Tapping the Wisdom of the World for the Kingdom of GodIn Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership: Tapping the Wisdom of the World for the Kingdom of God
Mike Bonem
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Is it possible for church leaders to use biblical and secular leadership concepts in a way that keeps Christ-not the marketplace-at the center of their mission? Drawing on biblical material and business wisdom, In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership explores the critical leadership decisions and practices that shape the success of Christian organizations. These decisions are illustrated in compelling interviews with over forty leaders of churches, universities, denominational bodies, and international ministries. Mike Bonem leverages his background as an MBA-trained manager and an experienced church leader to bridge the gap between the analytical and structured world of business and the faith-driven approach that is essential for healthy churches.


     

 
A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual LeadersA Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders
Reggie McNeal
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In A Work of Heart, bestselling author and missional expert Reggie McNeal helps leaders reflect on the ways in which God is shaping them by letting us see God at work in the lives of four quintessential biblical leaders: Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. McNeal identifies the formative influences upon these leaders, which he sees as God's ways of working in their lives: the same influences at work today forming leaders for ministry in our times. He explores the shaping influence of culture, call, community, conflict, and the commonplace.


     

 
Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational ChurchMissional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church
Reggie McNeal
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From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal's bold lead, this book details the rise of a new life form in churches.
  • Discusses how to move a church from an internal to an external ministry focus
  • Reggie McNeal is a recognized leader in the missional movement
  • Outlines an alternative to the program church model that is focused on the projects and passions of the congregants
This book draws on McNeal's twenty years of leadership roles in local congregations and his work over the last decade with thousands of clergy and church leaders.
     

 
The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church's Spectators  Into Active ParticipantsThe Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church's Spectators Into Active Participants
Scott Thumma, Warren Bird
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The Other Eighty Percent is a practical guide for church leaders written by respected researcher Scott Thumma and noted author Warren Bird. The authors draw upon new research across a broad range of Protestant attenders and churches of all sizes.


     

 
Journeys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of PaulJourneys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul
Neil Cole
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A powerful, biblically based model of leadership development based on the life of the Apostle Paul.

All churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations are eager for new models of leadership development. Cole uses the life and leadership lessons of the Apostle Paul to show how to develop leaders who are skilled, dedicated, and always open to learning from experience.


     

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Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church - eBook

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