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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Leadership Network
A design-thinking book for planting or redesigning churches andincubating a new generation of leaders.
Written by Linda Bergquist and Allan Karr, two experiencedchurch planters and mentors, the book is full of wisdom, practicaladvice, and creative counsel. Instead of a business-model-as-usualapproach, the authors challenge readers to begin with the rawmaterials of beliefs, values, individuals, teams, and culture, andto then move outwards to draw from a rich palette of real andpotential church paradigms. This book is meant to provoke churchleaders to think outside of the box and to imagine how theirchurches might better reflect the image and the mission of God inthe world.
- Contains a wealth of illustrative examples, charts, and othervisual aides
- Offers a creative practical perspective and amulti-disciplinary approach to establishing a new church or leadingan existing one
- Shows how to honor a church's purpose while embracing itsunique culture
- Includes important lessons for nurturing church leadershipskills
Linda Bergquist has been a church planter and church plantingteacher for twenty-five years. She also has experience in the areaof church consultations and urban ministry to the poor and assistsher husband, who is a ministry center director in the Lower Haightdistrict of San Francisco.
Allan Karr is currently an associate professor ofmissional/church planting at Golden Gate Baptist TheologicalSeminary and a practitioner of church planting and communitydevelopment. Allan has also served for ten years as a nationalmissionary of the North American Mission Board of the SouthernBaptist Convention.
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