Leading the Team Based Church
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Follow the best-ever example of team leadership, and unleash your ministry's full potential! Modeling his leadership approach after the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit---the ultimate team---Cladis helps you foster successful collaboration among church staffers. The Trinitarian model has proved remarkably fruitful for Cladis and others. Discover what it can do for your church! 189 pages, hardcover from Jossey-Bass.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0787941190
ISBN-13: 9780787941192

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A Leadership Network Publication
In Leading the Team-Based Church, George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy, but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He reminds us that today's cultural environment--where authority has basis in trust, innovation reaps rewards, and spirituality takes root in life and work--has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches, Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership, enabling pastors, congregational leaders, and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team.
Cladis, pastor of a fast-growing mainline congregation, demonstrates how cultural changes affecting all our institutions--not just the church--are making it easier to adopt this new model of leadership. Cladis's practical advice will enable ministry teams to work together in ways that both embody the Christian message and call forth the full creativity and love of the entire team.
"Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like."--Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University

Author Bio

GEORGE CLADIS is senior pastor and team leader of Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut. Previously he pastored Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas during eleven years of dramatic growth when membership doubled and attAndance tripled.

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"Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like." (Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University)
"I really like the way [Cladis] ties the Trinity to teams. His unique approach-explaining the role of teams through the eyes of the Holy Trinity-offers a new way of understanding how teams can function in the church." (Bill Easum, president, 21st Century Strategies, Inc., and author, Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers)
"Books on leadership tend to run off the road into either the ditch of theory-heavy counsel or the ditch of practice-only ideas. George Cladis avoids both. He stays on the road because he has built successful church leadership teams and he has studied church leadership theory. For him, team leadership is the key to a faithful church." (Terry C. Muck, professor of religion, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

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  1. Bud 'Mikey' Tierney
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    January 7, 2009
    Bud 'Mikey' Tierney
    On page 6 of "LEADING THE TEAM BASED CHURCH" Cladis writes: "In a circle we can all see each other. No one is left out. We are all interconnected. We hold each other up." Memories from childhood kept coming to my mind. As a young boy walking home from Catholic school I passed a Jewish Temple. I would spend hours jumping from the outer platform to a tree branch. Often I heard music playing - delightful, joyfully bombastic music to the ears of a kid who just got off his knees, telling God how awful he was for committing sins at 7-8 years old. Yikes! I peeked in the windows. People were full of joy, doing what I perceptively called CELEBRATING LIFE. Gorgeous fruit on the tables, family members dancing 'loudly' in a huge circle. From Grandpa to the babies, holding hands, dancing in celebration of the maturation process of Jewish teens. I then realized that I often walked with a dark, even broken spirit. Yes, 'peeking in' brought the concept of dancing ALL together in a circle to a spiritual experience in my spirit. It was a God thing. At age 67 I named my senior ministry "A Celebration of Life." I insisted on a circle dance at our first meeting. They left their seats at the round tables [not everyone liked this touch of celebration - too bad].Recently I met George Cladis at Liberty Church. After a brief 'HI!' I told him "I read your book and I am watching you." He probably thought I was a critic. He couldn't know that his concept of dancing together in circles spoke so deeply to the spirit of a young city kid's future vision. Cladis sees a collective community of individuals holding hands daily, dancing with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit "Where we can see each other [can this be really spiritual or what?]and Nobody is left out." At Liberty Church Cladis is the concept-developer. I pray for the trickle down effect of his vision. May God truly bless his vision and his ministry. I'll keep watching.
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