Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders
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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

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Refine your church's leadership development path with five key shifts based on the practices of Jesus. Learn how to make others the hero in the unfolding story of God's work; become a disciple-multiplier, a permission-giver, a gift-activator, and a kingdom-builder; redefine success in ways other than numerical growth; and more. Includes illustrations and exercises. 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Title: Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders
By: Dave Ferguson, Warren Bird
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 0310536936
ISBN-13: 9780310536932
Series: Exponential
Stock No: WW536932

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In Hero Maker, you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential.

Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provide strategies for how you can:

  • activate the gifts of those around you
  • help others take ownership of their mission
  • develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress

With rich insights from the Gospels, Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders--from established churches to new church plants.

Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand, Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership impact; but, in doing so, you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication.

Chicago pastor and church planter Dave Ferguson and award-winning writer Warren Bird make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others to further advance the Kingdom of God.

By becoming a hero maker and investing in others, you can join a movement of influencers that are impacting thousands of people around the world.

Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker.

Author Bio

Dave Ferguson is a spiritual entrepreneur and the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional church with eleven locations in Chicago. Dave is the movement leader for NewThing, an international network of reproducing churches. He is also the coauthor of The Big Idea. Check out the latest from Dave on his blog (www.daveferguson.org) or follow his everyday adventures on twitter @daveferguson.

Warren Bird (PhD, Fordham University) is vice president of research for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA.org). He draws from twenty years of experience of pastoring and seminary teaching. He is an award - winning researcher and writer, having co-authored more than thirty books for church leaders. He and his college sweetheart wife live just outside of New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird are leaders of leaders. Hero Maker will not only impact you; it will impact the leaders you are raising up. -- Mark Batterson, author, The Circle Maker; lead pastor, National Community Church

Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird are a great leadership combination of church praxis and leadership research. Hero Maker inspires a leadership-development approach in a fresh yet ancient way. -- Dave Gibbons, CVO, Xealots.org, Newsong; author, Small Cloud Rising

Read this book! The message of Hero Maker will change not just you but every leader you raise up. -- James Meeks, senior pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago

Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird help us unpack five essential practices to grow our leadership and the leaders we are mentoring. Hero Maker is for every influencer who knows that the harvest is plentiful, but the workers---and leaders---are few. -- Tony Morgan, founder and lead strategist, The Unstuck Group

Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird have a heart for the church and a head for knowledge. In Hero Maker, they are two great guides for every leader. -- John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Church; author, Id Like You More If You Were More Like Me

As long as I’ve known Dave Ferguson, he has always used a kingdom scoreboard to measure both his life and his ministry. In Hero Maker, Dave lays out five simple and powerful practices that will help anyone who applies them become a more effective hero maker and ministry multiplier. -- Larry Osborne, pastor and author, North Coast Church

At last: the core message of the Exponential conference boiled down to five simple, practical, powerful practices. Start here! -- Andy Stanley, author, communicator, and founder of North Point Ministries

Dave Ferguson has raised up an amazing number of leaders, church planters, and pastors. He has an unmatched heart and passion for multiplication, and I’m thankful for him. Read Hero Maker to find out how he does it. -- Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College

Hero Maker offers every leader a chance to catch the biblical principles that multiply leadership impact and create sustainable momentum for long-term kingdom advance. Get this book. Inhale this message, and let’s breathe out heroes! -- Danielle Stickland, speaker, author, advocate

As a leader of a multicultural church in the inner city of Detroit, I find leadership development to be one of the greatest ways to make a real impact in both my church and the community we’re called to serve. Hero Maker will steer church leaders and laity alike into practices that make our lives greater than what they could ever be in the silos we often unintentionally create. -- Harvey Carey, senior pastor, Citadel of Faith Covenant Church

If my friend Dave Ferguson wrote it, I’m going to marinate in the wisdom of every page. And when you add Dr. Warren Bird to the writing mix, Hero Maker becomes an indispensable resource for pastors and church planters. -- Derwin L. Gray, founding and lead pastor, Transformation Church; author, The High Definition Leader

If you’re looking to raise and empower great leaders, Dave Ferguson’s new book, Hero Maker, is packed with valuable insights. Each of the five principles Dave unveils is practical, doable, and helpful to every leader. -- Craig Groeschel, pastor, Life.Church; author, Divine Direction

When I am around Dave, I get the feeling that I can achieve just about anything. Aided by researcher Warren Bird, Hero Maker is built squarely on decades of the experience of someone who is proving to be one of the significant apostolic leaders in our day. -- Alan Hirsch, award-winning author; founder, 100 Movements, 5Q Collective, and Forge

Hero Maker is a must read for pastors and leaders serious about moving from growing a church to the courageous call to multiply churches. I know few people who have been used to catalyze church multiplication like my friend Dave Ferguson. -- Mark Jobe, lead pastor, New Life Community ChurchChicago; author; founder, New Life Centers

Jesus spent his life multiplying his leadership, and billions of lives were changed for eternity. If you do what Hero Maker says, you will be able to do the same thing. -- Dr. Ajai Lall, director, Central India Christian Mission

Are you tired of small gains through addition? Do you long to see your life and ministry get to the multiplication stage? Dave Ferguson reached these goals by being a hero maker. Read Hero Maker and learn from one of the best. -- Dr. James MacDonald, senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel; author, Act Like Men and Vertical Church

Jesus made it clear that to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, we must make disciples who make disciples who make disciples. If you need practical help with disciple-making, read Hero Maker. -- Joby Martin, lead pastor, The Church of Eleven22

The most important feature of Hero Maker is that Dave and Warren turn the term hero inside-out and upside-down. In their hands, hero becomes servant of God, servant of the gospel, servant of others, and servant of the world. Read and learn how to make heroes of others. -- Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

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