10 Temptations of Church: Why Churches Decline and What to Do about It

10 Temptations of Church: Why Churches Decline and What to Do about It
$15.99
Church after church faces eventual death while helplessly lamenting its fate. What perversity is at work that causes those who sincerely love the church to become obstacles to growth? Like the apostle Paul, churches don t always do the things they want, but instead they do the very thing they hate. Why? While the theological answer is sin at work in us, the organizational answer may just be that members of dying churches unconsciously find a payoff in the church s decline. They are tempted by church."
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9781426745393
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2012-04-01
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17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team

17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
$16.99

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build?or rebuild?your team?

In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization.

In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how:

  • The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world.
  • The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor.
  • Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed.
  • Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business.
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you?whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit vollunteer?with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team.

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    9781400204731
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    2013-04-01
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    Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice paperback

    Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice paperback
    $16.00
    Many of us assume that our creative process is beyond our ability to influence, and pay attention to it only when it isn't working properly. For the most part, we go about our daily tasks and everything just "works." Until it doesn't. Adding to this lack of understanding is the rapidly accelerating pace of work. Each day we are face escalating expectations and a continual squeeze to do more with less. We are asked to produce an ever-increasing amount of brilliance in an ever-shrinking amount of time. There is an unspoken (or spoken!) expectation that we'll be accessible 24/7, and as a result we frequently feel like we're "always on." Now business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to unleash your creative potential. Whether you're a creative by trade or an "accidental creative," this book will help you quickly and effectively integrate new ideas into your daily life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591846246
    Publication Date: 
    2013-08-27
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    Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

    Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
    $27.95
    There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

    Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health--complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way--one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780470941522
    Publication Date: 
    2012-03-13
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    Affluenza The All Consuming Epidemic

    Affluenza The All Consuming Epidemic
    $13.90
    Based on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries watched by 10 million viewers, ""Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done -- to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment -- by the obsessive quest for material gain. In cleverly titled chapters like ""Swollen Expectations"" and ""A Rash of Bankruptcies,"" the authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. Yet they also explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth.
    Demonstrating that now, more than ever, Americans need ways of fighting the affliction, this edition includes a new introduction and updated figures, adds information on the impacts of stress and overwork, and provides an in-depth look at various campaigns and movements offering solutions for today's problems. Engaging, fast-paced, and accessible, it reexamines a serious, far-reaching issue for a wide audience.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781576753576
    Publication Date: 
    2005-09-01

    Army of Ordinary People: Stories of Real-Life Men and Women Simply Being the Church

    Army of Ordinary People: Stories of Real-Life Men and Women Simply Being the Church
    $14.99

    "An Army of Ordinary People" contains the key to explosive, transformational, 21st century evangelism. Renowned church planter Felicity Dale shares stories of how God has always used -- and is still using -- ordinary believers to carry out his work in simple ways throughout the world. Some of these stories are dramatic -- people being led to the Lord by the friends who counseled them through drug addictions and criminal pasts. Some are everyday -- a dad spending his Sunday teaching Bible lessons to his kids, or a couple inviting their neighbors over to dinner and a spiritual discussion. But in each of them, there is a light bulb moment, when someone just like you thinks "I can do that " And as a result, the gospel is spreading . . . and lives are being changed.

    "An Army of Ordinary People" contains the key to explosive, transformational, 21st century evangelism. Renowned church planter Felicity Dale shares stories of how God has always used—and is still using—ordinary believers to carry out his work in simple ways throughout the world. Some of these stories are dramatic—people being led to the Lord by the friends who counseled them through drug addictions and criminal pasts. Some are everyday—a dad spending his Sunday teaching Bible lessons to his kids, or a couple inviting their neighbors over to dinner and a spiritual discussion. But in each of them, there is a light bulb moment, when someone just like you thinks "I can do that!" And as a result, the gospel is spreading . . . and lives are being changed.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781414322797
    Publication Date: 
    2010-05-01
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    Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan

    Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan
    $29.95

    An honest assessment for how to determine your individual relationship with charitable giving in today's world

    From world-renowned philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies comes a comprehensive guide on how to be a canny, street-smart, effective philanthropist, regardless of your income level. It is also a perfect companion for nonprofit program and development executives who would like to introduce donors to their work and their organizations.

    Despite their critical importance to philanthropy, donors have few resources for solid information about making their gifts-deciding what type of gift to give, how to structure it, the tax implications, what level of follow-up and transparency they should ask for and expect, and countless other complexities. This book fills that vacuum and helps you gain a special understanding of philanthropy as a business undertaking as well as a deeply personal, reflective process.

    Drawing on decades of experience, the authors offer a fresh, enlivening approach to the nonprofit enterprise that, too often, is undervalued and thought of as the province of the burnt-out and the overwhelmed. Along with its many candid insights and memorable anecdotes, The Art of Giving also offers instruction on how to create a business plan for giving that works for you.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780470501467
    Publication Date: 
    2009-10-01
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    Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back

    Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back
    $18.99
    Be the kind of church that families want to attend, where the church’s dynamic faith invites families who will then bring their friends. Vital churches need all kinds of families: two-parent families, blended families, boomerang families, adult children of divorce and their families or lack of families, single adults whose family is the church, grandparents parenting again, childless families, and children with three legal parents. With practical helps and suggestions for ministries, worship, small groups, and even facilities, author and family expert Linda Ranson Jacobs will help you create a welcoming place for everyone.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426774300
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-20

    Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results

    Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results
    $14.99
    Thousands of congregations are in serious trouble. Children are not being taught the faith. Disciples are not being made. Lives are not being transformed. The poor are not being blessed. Communities are not being redeemed. These congregations know something is terribly wrong. And in most cases, the problems have little to do with the pastor's prayer life or whether the pastor takes weekly Sabbath time. In fact, in many of these churches members deeply respect their pastors as sincerely spiritual people of utmost personal faith and integrity. But they need more from their pastoral leaders.  

    They need leaders who define ministry in terms of fruitfulness as well as faithfulness. They need pastors and lay leaders who ask about the outcomes of any given ministry or program, not just its process. Mostly, they need a vision of ministry that focuses on changing people’s lives. Absent that vision, ministry will fail.  

    In Bearing Fruit, Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin provide readers with the tools they need to assess the fruit their ministry bears in the lives of their congregations, their communities, and the world.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426715907
    Publication Date: 
    2011-02-01

    Best Practices for Effective Boards

    Best Practices for Effective Boards
    $16.99
    A local pastor.A long-standing member of not-for-profit board.A former president of a university.These three authors share their wisdom and experiences from decades of board leadership. With specific areas of expertise, they bring 3 distinctive voices and perspectives to the 12 essential principles every leader needs to develop and maintain a healthy governing board.Best Practices for Effective Boards challenges your board to become the most effective, God-honoring body to ever serve your organization. Regardless of the size of your board or the organizations that you serve, you can benefit from the principles outlined in this book. The starting point is clear and the path is systematically laid before you, helping to transform your vision, strategy, and future. No matter where you start, you can develop your board into a strong and effective body working toward a future of growth and development.Reviews'Board development is one of the most important, if not difficult tasks for any organization or leader. Without an effective board an organization is unstable and its leader is unaccountable. These three gifted and respected leaders offer some of the best advice available for grounding and advancing a mission through the development of effective boards.'-Tom Nees, President of Lead to Serve'There is no question that any leader will benefit from the thoughtful Best Practice compilation. Looking back on my own career there are many places where I could have applied the principles and ended up more effective and productive. We all should be thankful for the diligence of the authoring team.'-Richard Schubert, Executive VP, Executive Coaching Network, Inc.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780834128347
    Publication Date: 
    2012-06-01
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    Best Practices of Growing Churches: Profiles and Conversations with Ministry Leaders

    Best Practices of Growing Churches: Profiles and Conversations with Ministry Leaders
    $14.99
    Learning from the best practices of successful companies is a necessary part of the corporate world. Businesses remain competitive by examining the methods that others have used to successfully improve their products or services.This type of learning is also important in ministry. The primary way that pastors and church leaders learn is from one another. They build and refine their own ministry styles and programs by applying the advice and experiences of others who've gone before them.Best Practices of Growing Churches is an interactive tool that allows pastors to learn from observation. It doesn't offer a list of guidelines or dos and don'ts. Instead, it tells the stories of several growing churches and shares what each did to encourage its growth. Author Tom Nees provides readers with transcribed accounts of his interviews with the pastors of these churches, preserving their voice and passion as they share their stories. This unique format allows pastors to read these successful practices and then choose how best to apply them to their own situations. By doing so, they not only discover what needs to be done, but also the best way to go about doing it.Regardless of your church's size or location, Best Practices of Growing Churches is a practical resource that will enrich your ministry. The stories it offers will encourage and inspire you to believe in your own calling as you develop the discipline of listening and learning from the experiences of others.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780834123045
    Publication Date: 
    2006-09-19
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    Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism

    Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism
    $18.99

    In this timely and provocative work, Walter Brueggemann applies his experience and skills in the area of biblical interpretation to the theme of evangelism. He argues for the importance of considering afresh how the Bible itself thinks and speaks about evangelism, how it enacts the dramatic claims of the "good news."

    Brueggemann here describes evangelism as a drama in three scenes, concerning (1) God's victory over the forces of chaos and death, (2) the announcement of that victory, and (3) its appropriation by those who hear the announcement. This same dramatic sequence, as he shows, is many time re-enacted in the Bible; the times and circumstances of the re-enactment may differ, but the essential message, as well as the structure of its presentation, remains the same.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687412334
    Publication Date: 
    1993-07-01
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    Bishop

    Bishop
    $18.00

    As a church leader, it’s easy to make the wrong move and find yourself in a bad position.

    “What to teach; How to teach; What to do,” were the three questions Wesley employed at his first conferences. In sixty previous books Will Willimon has worked the first two. This book is of the “What to do?” genre.

    Many believe the long decline of The United Methodist Church is a crisis of effective leadership. Willimon takes this problem on. As an improbable bishop, for the last eight years he has laid hands on heads, made ordinands promise to go where he sends them, overseen their ministries, and acted as if this were normal. Here is his account of what he has learned and – more important – what The United Methodist Church must do to have a future as a viable movement of the Holy Spirit.

    As a church leader, it's easy to make the wrong move and find yourself in a bad position.

    "What to teach; How to teach; What to do," were the three questions Wesley employed at his first conferences. In sixty previous books Will Willimon has worked the first two. This book is of the "What to do?" genre.

    Many believe the long decline of The United Methodist Church is a crisis of effective leadership. Willimon takes this problem on. As an improbable bishop, for the last eight years he has laid hands on heads, made ordinands promise to go where he sends them, overseen their ministries, and acted as if this were normal. Here is his account of what he has learned and - more important - what The United Methodist Church must do to have a future as a viable movement of the Holy Spirit.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426742293
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-01
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    Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
    $28.99

    In Boundaries for Leaders, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations--with their teams and with themselves--to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.

    In a voice that is motivating and inspiring, Dr. Cloud offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

    Boundaries for Leaders: Take Charge of Your Business, Your Team, and Your Life is essential reading for executives and aspiring leaders who want to create successful companies with satisfied employees and customers, while becoming more resilient leaders themselves.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780062206336
    Publication Date: 
    2013-04-16
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    Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at Your Church

    Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at Your Church
    $16.99
    Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Most do not want to preach about the topic, and some don’t even like to think about it. The topic of financial giving is, for many, a perennial headache and an energy drain. Many church leaders have not considered the single most important aspect of giving, however. Bounty explores the critical spiritual component of stewardship development, and in ten immediately do-able and transformative steps, clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. Laid out with sound rationale and the wisdom of real-church experience, Bounty equips leaders to shift their congregants’ hearts as well as their pocketbooks.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426765971
    Publication Date: 
    2013-08-20

    Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations: A Handbook for Trustees, Presidents, and Church Leaders

    Building Effective Boards for Religious Organizations: A Handbook for Trustees, Presidents, and Church Leaders
    $27.00

    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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780787945633
    Publication Date: 
    1999-10-25

    Change the World

    Change the World
    $18.00
    A challenge to take the church into the world instead of coaxing the world into the church.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426702976
    Publication Date: 
    2010-02-01

    Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge

    Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge
    $16.95
    Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge.  Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership.

    In addition to Jim and Barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective.  John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations.  Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780787983376
    Publication Date: 
    2006-03-01

    Church Is a Team Sport: A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together

    Church Is a Team Sport: A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together
    $15.99
    Now available in trade paper, Church Is a Team Sport shows proven ways to push believers, new and mature, toward growth as both Christians-and leaders. Through this powerful, thought-provoking volume, ministers both in the congregation and on staff will discover how to expand the church one soul at a time. Making disciples is the crux of pastor Jim Putman's message. The plan works. Caring for people, following up on stray sheep, and teaching what it means to love God and obey him. That's how Church Is a Team Sport transforms Christians from Monday-morning quarterbacks into dynamic players.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801072086
    Publication Date: 
    2009-08-01

    Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom

    Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom
    $22.00
    From the Foreword:
    "The Church Mouse is an excellent textbook and manual on how churches can start to become places where people of every age wake up in the morning and want to go."
         - Lee Cockerell, Executive Vice President (retired), Walt Disney World Resort and author of Creating Magic.

    Disney attracts millions of people to its parks each year. Millions more watch its shows, buy its merchandise, and flock to its animated movies. What makes Disney different from all other competitors? In The Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom, Christopher Perry examines the principles, which, for years have separated Disney from others in the entertainment industry and applies these principles to the church. All church leaders, pastors and laity alike, will gain new insight into intentionally building a church culture, creating excitement, developing leaders, and unleashing the creative potential of all members.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829818741
    Publication Date: 
    2011-03-01

    Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically - From the Inside Out

    Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically - From the Inside Out
    $24.95
    Just as our life is in our blood, the life for Christ’s body is in His blood. Changing a church is more than a new goal or direction. Our churches need more than an organizational transition; we need a full transfusion of Jesus' blood, His life, within every disciple. Anything less than that will only perpetuate more of the dysfunction and unhealthy church practices that have already plagued us for too long. We are in desperate need of the internally transforming power of the gospel of grace and the presence of Christ so that our salvation is then worked out in a way the rest of the world will notice. It isn’t enough that we believe in the facts contained in the gospel, we must allow the gospel itself to infect our souls and transform us from within. The DNA of Jesus' lifeblood is needed in our churches and nothing shy of a full transfusion that touches every cell will be sufficient.

    In this book Neil Cole (author of Organic Church, Church Transfusion and Journeys to Significance) and Phil Helfer, co-founders of Church Multiplication Associates, will first point out that change is possible with God, but only with God. In the second half of the book they will lay out some of the actual practical considerations to weigh if you want to release real organic health in your church.

    Using multiple examples of very different kinds of churches that have been through the process, the authors present ways that leadership and practices need to change in order to release organic church movements from their midst. Chapters cover: 

    • Leadershifts necessary
    • Detoxification from dependence issues.
    • How to ignite change virally.
    • How to grandparent movements.
    • How to measure success in movements. 

    This book (another in the Leadership Network series) applies organic life principles to established churches with practical help that is holistic and natural. The content in this book will be helpful whether you are pastor of an established church or wanting to revitalize a small organic church. 

    Jesus didn’t die and rise from the dead so that we can be like everyone else in the world. Our faith is more than just a better doctrine or a bigger goal with a capital giving campaign; it is a better life. Jesus is the difference, and what a difference he makes...don't be satisfied with less.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781118131282
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-19

    Church Worth Getting Up for

    Church Worth Getting Up for
    $16.99

    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 have the courage to join him, Chuck Gutenson will take you on a journey through contemporary America and into the heart of your congregation. You'll see your own assumptions about church and people in new light, and wrestle with issues lurking just beneath the surface in your church and in your life as a leader: What does humility look like? What is the meaning of 'radical' hospitality, (and why does it exist almost nowhere in the Church)? And what does it mean to be authentic, really?

    Along the way, this thoughtful and convicting book introduces ten church leaders who offer helpful insight from their own experience in churches from California to Georgia. This is not a book on church marketing. There are no tips here on how to dress up what you've already got, to make it more appealing. This is a book that will challenge, embolden, and equip you to make church worth getting up for, this Sunday and every Sunday.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426757754
    Publication Date: 
    2013-04-01
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    Churchmorph: How Megatrends Are Reshaping Christian Communities

    Churchmorph: How Megatrends Are Reshaping Christian Communities
    $19.99
    It is estimated that 80 percent of churches are either stalled or in decline. In ChurchMorph, internationally known church observer Eddie Gibbs goes beyond an analysis of causes to show how many churches and faith communities are actually breaking the downward trend. He expertly maps current converging church movements--emerging and missional churches, mainline renewal groups, megachurches, urban mission, new monasticism, alternative worship, and expanding networks--and offers a positive assessment of the reshaping of today's church. The core of the book identifies trends and movements that provide signs of the kingdom and reveals how different faith communities are working out what it means to be "church" in a changing world.
    This stimulating and encouraging book will appeal to pastors, church leaders, and students interested in ministry, the emerging church, Christianity and culture, and mission.
    EXCERPT
    The morphing of the church relates to the church transitioning to a new identity as a missional presence in the West. There is a growing realization among leaders committed to mission that the challenge will not be adequately met by adding new programs to ensure the local church, or a denomination's, institutional survival. Such leaders are talking about an unfettered re-imagining of the church, resulting in a comprehensive change in its self-understanding and its reconfiguration.
    Frequently the term "deconstruction" is used by radical voices within the emergent church. But this technical term is often misunderstood, being perceived as too threatening and confrontational. It is heard to imply demolition and destruction, which is not what is intended. Deconstruction refers to a particular method of literary criticism that seeks to get behind the text to reveal the embedded assumptions. Among Emerging Church leaders, "deconstruction" signifies, not destruction, but a breakthrough. It means to undo or take apart in order to arrive at a deeper understanding, allowing for a creative re-reading. However, in order to avoid the negative implications of the term, and its highly technical explanation, I prefer to speak of the re-imagining of the church, and of the transformation process as the morphing of the church.
    Wikipedia defines morphing as a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image into another through a seamless transition. The term has a much more ancient usage however. It is derived from the Greek word morphe, which appears in the New Testament in a significant context.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801037627
    Publication Date: 
    2009-08-01
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    Consequential Leadership: 15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture

    Consequential Leadership: 15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture
    $16.00
    Are we living in challenging times? Yes. But people can and do make a difference. Here are the stories of fifteen entrepreneurial leaders doing just that. Drawn from church, business, government and non-profit sectors, these world-class visionaries and activists offer examples that motivate and principles to imitate. Their stories show that mature networks of leaders and organizations can offer opportunities to a new generation of young people, change communities ravaged by HIV/AIDS, reach new groups of people with the message of hope--and more. If you see a need and want to contribute your own consequential leadership, this book is for you.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830837922
    Publication Date: 
    2012-05-15
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    Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It (Revised, Updated)

    Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It (Revised, Updated)
    $27.95
    The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge

    As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say." This first full revision of the book since its initial publication in 1993 features new case studies from around the world, fully updated data and research, and a streamlined format. Written by the premier leadership experts working today, Credibility:

  • Reveals the six key disciplines that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility.
  • Provides rich examples of real managers in action
  • Includes updates to the applications and research
  • This personal, inspiring, and genuine guide helps you understand the fundamental importance of credibility for building personal and organizational success.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780470651711
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-02
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