Noted church leadership development author, Don Cousins, warns of misperceptions about the nature of church leadership. A majority of pastors are not organizational builders and feel inadequate for the task. Cousins contends that the emphasis is misplaced and offers a plan to shift that emphasis in the correct (and biblical) direction.
Fueled by the drive to be bigger and better, today's church has adopted principles and practices created by the corporate world. The result is a toxic mix of the spiritual and the secular, where success is measured in numbers, and pastors are encouraged to become CEO superstars.
In short, the world is influencing the church. How do we get back to a biblical foundation for leadership and church development? Trusted and best-selling author Don Cousins will take you on a groundbreaking exploration of what makes a church leader successful. Lead using the gifts God has given you. Fulfill your calling to be a leader who equips others for the work of service. Experience God's blessings as you carry out His work, His way.
Former associate pastor and one of the founding leaders of Willow Creek Community Church, Don Cousins has been equipping leaders for more than thirty years. He is the coauthor of the Medallion award-winning, gifts-based curriculum study, Network. Don resides in Holland, Michigan, with his wife, MaryAnn, and their three children.
Bruce Bugbee is the founder and president of Network Ministries International. He is also an executive for the Far West Region of the Reformed Church in America. He emphasizes leadership development and gift-based ministry teams throughout the country and in all kinds of churches. He is the author of What You Do Best in the Body of Christ and Discover Your Spiritual Gifts the Network Way.
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