Description : Are you a recently elected church board member who hasn't received training for your new position? Are you a current board member disillusioned by negative experiences and interpersonal conflicts? Education specialist Michael Anthony asked a cross-section of almost a hundred pastors and church officers, in addition to staff members and denominational officials, to give their input about what is happening in church boards across America. The results of the survey were compiled into a comprehensive handbook that addresses topics such as: -Developing a vision statement -Writing job descriptions -Setting long- and short-range goals -Facing financial storms -Resolving interpersonal conflicts -Reviving a declining church This unique, multi-denominational training resource emphasizes developing a team structure. It can be used for individual instruction, group discussions, and orientation sessions. The case studies clearly identify situations and leadership experiences common to many church boards.
Description : Because church boards are often comprised of volunteers with little or no leadership training, this book offers workable strategies to train laypeople to successfully lead their churches.
Description : "A great deal of confusion exists today as to what pastors are to be," Lawrence writes. "Are they chaplains, CEO's, preachers, managers, or counselors? Paul gave us the answer long ago: They are to be equippers, disciple-makers." Just as the great artist Michelangelo took a chipped and flawed piece of marble and transformed it into a masterful sculpture of David, so does a pastor with his flock. "This is pastoring", writes Lawrence, "serving as sculptors of souls."
Description : High-Impact Church Boards can help your board revolutionize its leadership and management—and discover how to make church leadership easier and more fulfilling. Learn how to develop healthy elders, deacons, pastors, and board members who practice intentional leadership within empowering governance structures. This book will help your local church chart a path toward healthier, more intentional, and empowered leadership and in the process help your church become more effective and missional.
Description : Parrott’s insights into key issues for board members make this book required reading for both new and ’seasoned’ board members and pastors. Use these resources to transform meetings into ministry!
Description : In this book, Sam Stone lays the foundation for effective leadership by combining principles taken straight from Scripture with practical advice from life experience. He reminds us that churches can only do their best work when excellent leadership is present. If you are considering a church leadership position, or even if you are a veteran leader, Sam Stone's timeless advice will provide you with insight and encouragement. Book jacket.
Description : This at-a-glance practical guidebook offers pastors and church leaders insights on a wide variety of issues to make their ministry more effective. It's like hiring a church consultant at a fraction of the cost.
Description : If we want to reach people for Christ, let 's get serious about it; if not, let 's stop calling ourselves disciples. Fish or cut bait!
Description : Through their admirable energy, dedication, and leadership, religious board members sustain our world's most invaluable organizations. This in-depth handbook offers essential insights from respected veterans of religious and nonprofit work on governing an organization with a religious mission. Drawing on years of research, consulting, and hands-on religious nonprofit work, the authors show how board members can clearly define their roles and mission, transform hierarchical structures into models of collaborative leadership, and organize for greater impact. From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospital chains, and social service agencies, Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations examines both the nature and nurture of religious boards. Interfaith in scope and brimming with real-life examples, it skillfully demonstrates how a religious board can escape common problems, and how understanding the full depth of the organization's mission can help it best fulfill its intended purpose.
Description : Discover inspiring, practical ways your board can make its meetings become opportunities for deepening faith, developing leadership, and church renewal. Research included interviews with lay leaders; clergy; and seminary, judicatory, and denominational staff from mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, and Evangelical Christian faith traditions.