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Leading From Horseback: Lost Lessons ...

Jim Cowart

Horses are accustomed to leaders. They want a leader. They expect a leader. A person becomes a leader of horses by making the horse move his or her feet—like the dominant mare in the pasture. She asserts and establishes her position...

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Published: Sep 2018

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an ...

Timothy Keller

Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.Most Christians—including pastors—...

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Published: Dec 2016

Adapt to Thrive

Through stories from real churches and real people, Adapt to Thrive offers an engaging metaphor for the adaptive development of God's creation. This call to action reveals how your church must identify itself as a unique species, modi...

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Published: Apr 2014

Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congre...

What's the secret to a healthy congregation?In Built on the Rock, author Ted Kober, an expert in Christ-centered reconciliation, offers church leaders and members and effective prescription for building and sustaining healthy congrega...

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Published: Sep 2017

Church in the Inventive Age

Many books seek to predict the future of Christianity, but few help us grasp the opportunities of the current situation and equip us to navigate the present. Doug Pagitt, author, radio host, and pioneering leader, does just that, offe...

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Published: Aug 2014

Clip In: Risking Hospitality in Your ...

When a cyclist clips into the pedals, a huge risk is involved because he or she must learn a new way to achieve balance and momentum. Creating a culture of hospitality within your church involves the same intricate process. Not only d...

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Published: Sep 2014

High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the ...

Just as in the world of agriculture, many variables influence fruitfulness. Leader behaviors are among the most important of those variables. Whether by training or intuition, fruitful leaders develop a set of practices that serve the...

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Published: Oct 2014

Pastor on Track: Reclaiming Our True ...

So often pastors are defined by external forces, rather than by the essential nature of the pastoral leader as modeled in scripture. Taking positive steps to 'put pastors on track,' author Emanuel Cleaver III draws on his own experie...

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Published: Apr 2014

Preaching in the Inventive Age

What kind of communities are we forming? What story are we telling? How can we tell it more effectively? Pagitt takes on these questions and investigates the goals and roles of preaching in the Inventive Age. From the book:  "I ...

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Published: Aug 2014

The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovati...

In today's dynamic cultural environment, churches have to be more than faithful—they have to be agile. That means embracing processes of trial, failure, and adaptation as they form Christian community with new neighbors. And that me...

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Published: Nov 2014

Vital: Churches Changing Communities ...

Jorge Acevedo

What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital, Jorge Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed b...

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Published: Jan 2013

Reviving the Black Church: New Life f...

Thabiti Anyabwile

Is the Black Church dying? The picture is mixed and there are many challenges. The church needs spiritual revival. But reviving and strengthening the Black Church will require great wisdom and courage.  Reviving the Black Church c...

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Published: Oct 2015

The New Adapters: Shaping Ideas to Fi...

Jacob Armstong

Learn how new and young pastors from across the country are translating eight time-tested principles of church leadership. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter introduce each principle and discuss its importance in their ministries. Autho...

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Published: Apr 2015

Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine De...

Mark Batterson

There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn't a testament to you. It's a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark B...

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Published: Jan 2011

The Shaping of an Effective Leader: E...

Gayle D. Beebe

Leadership is both an art and a science. We may be tempted to look for a sure-fire formula, but the reality is quite different: effective leaders are exceptional generalists rather than narrow specialists. The best leaders take what t...

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Published: Jan 2012

Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines o...

Warren Bird Ph. D.

It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared―for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don't know how to take their leadership team to t...

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Published: Apr 2015

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Lea...

Tod Bolsinger

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not ex...

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Published: Jan 2016

Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discip...

Adam L. Bond

Topics include discipleship issues such as Sunday school, intergenerational worship settings, and evangelism; redefinition of community through strategic planning, ecumenical partnerships, and communication in a larger world; and purs...

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Published: May 2015

Leadership Directions from Moses: On ...

Olu Brown

Author Olu Brown shares principles from the story of Moses, to guide leaders through some of the most gut-wrenching situations they will face. Leadership Directions from Moses answers the question, 'How can I remain effective in answe...

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Published: Apr 2017

Captured by Vision: 101 Insights to E...

George W. Bullard Jr

Will you keep drowning worms in the pond of possibilities, hoping to yank a vision from the water that will feed your church for a day? Or will you immerse yourself on a spiritual and strategic journey that will lead to your capture b...

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Published: Jan 2017

Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Meth...

Kenneth H. Carter

A wave of new Christian churches are emerging to reach unchurched and dechurched people who live in a culture that is increasingly non-religious and multi-religious. These new forms of church gather and network with people who typical...

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Published: Sep 2017

It's How You Play the Game: The 12 Le...

David Chadwick

Dean Smith won 879 games during his legendary career as the basketball coach at University of North Carolina--making him among the winningest coaches ever. He also won the respect and admiration of those who worked with and played for...

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Published: Jun 2015

Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Cente...

Matt Chandler

The Reformers viewed the gospel as not merely one thing among many in the life of a church but rather the means by which the church exists. When the gospel is rightly declared and applied to God's people, the church becomes "a cr...

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Published: Oct 2012

Church Worth Getting Up for

Charles E. Gutenson

They are playing soccer, paying bills, shopping, visiting museums, meeting friends for breakfast. People in your community have a lot of reasons to get up on Sunday morning. But they're not getting up for church.If you...

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Published: Apr 2013

God vs. Money: Winning Strategies in ...

J. Clif Christopher

God and Money both make a lot of promises. God keeps all of God's promises, while Money keeps none. However, Money has better advertising, and we keep falling for it.Here's how to turn that trend around in your life and in the lives ...

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Published: Aug 2018

Kingdom Matrix: Extended Edition

Jeff Christopherson

Questions how the church properly fits into the larger picture of God's activity. Kindom Matrix: Expanded Edition is based upon three solidly biblical yet highly controversial assumptions: At any given moment, I am either building the...

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Published: Mar 2016

Sermons Reimagined: Preaching to a Fl...

Rick Chromey

People today want to connect to God; they crave spirituality. But inside the walls of the church they are getting a 30- to 50-minute spiritual monologue. Simply put, sermons do not communicate effectively in a YouTube, Twitter, and Go...

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Published: Jan 2015

Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally...

Neil Cole

Is it possible that the division between the clergy and the laity is unnecessary and, in fact, harmful to the church? In Organic Leadership, Neil Cole fervently says yes and shows how this causes great harm to all. But rather than doi...

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Published: Feb 2010

Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank...

Wayne Cordeiro

A message of revitalization and encouragement for leaders before they leave the ministry. Wayne Cordeiro, author of Doing Church as a Team, found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after f...

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Published: Apr 2010

The Irresistible Church: 12 Traits of...

Wayne Cordeiro

"Breakthrough ideas to take your church to the next level of effectiveness"--Bill HybelsAfter more than twenty-five years of ministry in Hawaii, Wayne Cordeiro knows how to do church as a team. In his signature style, he sha...

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Published: Jan 2012
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