At last---church-growth advice with something new to say! Pastors and lay church leaders who want a more effective ministry will get expert coaching from George. You'll learn how to delegate important tasks to members of your congregation, how to craft a systematic approach to pastoral care, and how to identify and work around discouraging barriers that keep your church from growing. Forget the ''super-pastor'' stereotype---these concepts apply to real-life leaders with churches of any size. With a foreword by Ted Engstrom. 224 pages, softcover from Baker.
Pastors will find proven strategies for effectively breaking through barriers to church growth, including the important but often difficult task of delegation of authority and work.
Carl F. George, one of North America's premier church growth consultants, has trained pastors, staff, and top executives from more than one hundred denominations. He is former director of the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth and former president of the American Society for Church Growth. His other books include Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership. He and his wife, Grace, live near Greenville, South Carolina.
Warren Bird is research director for Leadership Network, the nation's leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from ideas to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also author or coauthor of twenty-eight books, including Next: Pastoral Succession That Works. He and his wife, Michelle, live in a suburb of New York City.