How to Break Growth Barriers

How to Break Growth Barriers Author Carl F. George
ISBN-10 9781493406562
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Some churches grow rapidly, only to hit a ceiling. Other churches have experienced declining or static attendance--many of them for decades. Frustrated pastors and church leaders want growth methods that work, but without adding to pastoral fatigue. How to Break Growth Barriers argues that growth comes when effective leadership and lay-empowerment skills work hand in hand. This requires a shift of focus from the shepherd as the primary caregiver to shepherd as developer and coach of many caregivers. The authors show pastors how to communicate a vision for the future and then how to lead the congregation into the paradigms necessary for potentially limitless growth. The strategies found in this book are not only tried and true, and taken from a biblical perspective of a "harvest" vision. They're also newly updated to reflect our changing culture, including helpful charts and checklists for self-evaluation.

Overcoming Barriers to Church Growth

Overcoming Barriers to Church Growth Author Michael Fletcher
ISBN-10 9780764206870
Year 2009-08-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Bethany House
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Proven strategies for growing churches by overcoming natural barriers to growth created by various leadership dynamics, now in paperback.

Prepare Your Church for the Future

Prepare Your Church for the Future Author Carl F. George
ISBN-10 0800753658
Year 1991-07-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Revell
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By analyzing the present-day church and examining societal trends, Carl George presents a model that can mobilize your church for outreach.

One Size Doesn t Fit All

One Size Doesn t Fit All Author Gary L. McIntosh
ISBN-10 9780800756994
Year 1999-08-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Revell
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Different churches grow in different ways. This book will help you figure out your church's orientation and show the way to healthy growth.

Designed to Lead

Designed to Lead Author Eric Geiger
ISBN-10 9781433690242
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
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"Authors Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders. All three are essential leaders to be formed throuhg the ministry of a local church."--Back cover.

Predictable Success

Predictable Success Author Les McKeown
ISBN-10 9781608320318
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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Presents advice on ways to inspire confidence in management and achieve lasting success in an organization.

When Your Church Feels Stuck

When Your Church Feels Stuck Author Chris Sonksen
ISBN-10 9781493407804
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Every pastor wants their church to grow, but the reality is that most churches are stagnant or shrinking, leaving most pastors frustrated, weary, and discouraged. They continue to search for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites, but they don't find them. They don't realize that the answers that can actually make a difference in their ministry are the ones they need to give themselves. When Your Church Feels Stuck poses seven unavoidable questions church leaders must answer before they can chart the unique path to growth for their church. These challenging questions address the key subjects of mission, strategy, values, metrics, team alignment, culture, and services, and the way pastors answers these questions will help them discover the real reasons their churches are stuck--and what steps to take to facilitate real growth.

Taking Your Church to the Next Level

Taking Your Church to the Next Level Author Gary L. McIntosh
ISBN-10 9781441210852
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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All local churches experience a predictable life cycle of growth and decline. But if a church is on a downward trend, how can it turn around? Taking Your Church to the Next Level explains the impact of age and size on churches and outlines the improvements that must be made at each point for a church to remain fruitful and faithful to its mission. McIntosh deftly describes the cycles of fruitfulness and the importance of continual improvement to diminish destructive forces that keep a congregation from its mission. Church leaders, pastors, and all who care about the church and desire to see it experience biblical growth will benefit from the sage wisdom offered in these pages.

The Unstuck Church

The Unstuck Church Author Tony Morgan
ISBN-10 9780718094478
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Acclaimed church leader, blogger, founder and chief strategic officer of The Unstuck Group, Tony Morgan unpacks the lifecycle of a typical church, identifies characteristics of each phase, and provides practical next steps a church can take to move towards sustained health. Think about your church for a moment. Is it growing? Is it diminishing? Is it somewhere in between? Acclaimed church leader, blogger, and founder and chief strategic officer of The Unstuck Group, Tony Morgan has identified the seven stages of a church's lifecycle that range from the hopeful and optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support. Regardless of the stage in which you find your church, it carries with it the world's greatest mission—to "go and make disciples of all the nations . . ." With eternity at stake the Church should be doing most everything within its power to see lives changed forever. The Church should strive for the pinnacle of the lifecycle, where they are continually making new disciples and experiencing what Morgan refers to as "sustained health." In The Unstuck Church, Morgan unpacks each phase of the church lifecycle, and offers specific and strategic next steps the church leader can take to find it's way to sustained health . . . and finally become unstuck. The Unstuck Church is a call for honest an assessment of where your church sits on the lifecycle, and a challenge to move beyond it.

Amplified Leadership

Amplified Leadership Author Dan Reiland
ISBN-10 9781616386351
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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The leaders you develop today will determine your ministry’s future. If you want your ministry to reach its maximum potential, all that God wants for you, it is essential that you develop strong leaders. In Amplified Leadership, “pastor’s coach” Dan Reiland gives you a proven process for developing new leaders that are established spiritually and trained practically. Not just a checklist of things you should do, Amplified Leadership provides an intentional development process that starts with your relationships and ends with empowered leaders who are ready to make an impact. With personal examples and proven advice, Reiland gives you the tools you need to: Establish relationships Engage followers Embrace and equip team members Coach your apprentices Mentor new leaders The ability to develop leaders is a life-changing gift. When you successfully empower and release people to leadership, you give them the opportunity to fulfill their potential and advance the mission of the church.

The Coming Church Revolution

The Coming Church Revolution Author Carl F. George
ISBN-10 0800755286
Year 1994
Pages 349
Language en
Publisher Fleming H Revell Company
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The Coming Church Revolution describes a significant new direction in ministry that already has revolutionized congregations of all sizes around the world. Charts and vivid analogies unveil a model of ministry and a fresh attitude that stresses the importance of relationships over programs.

Growing Young

Growing Young Author Kara Powell
ISBN-10 9781493405824
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Unleashing the Passion of Young People in Your Church Is Possible! Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing--spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. Visit www.churchesgrowingyoung.org for more information.

Leadership Pain

Leadership Pain Author Samuel Chand
ISBN-10 9780718031619
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Do you want to be a better leader? Raise the threshold of your pain. Do you want your church to grow or your business to reach higher goals? Reluctance to face pain is your greatest limitation. There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain. Bottom line: if you're not hurting, you're not leading. But this book is not a theological treatise on pain. Rather in Leadership Pain Samuel Chand—best-selling author recognized as "the leader's leader"—provides a concrete, practical understanding of the pain we experience to help us interpret pain more accurately and learn the lessons God has in it for us. Chand is ruthlessly honest and highly practical as he examines the principles and practices that make our pain a means of fulfilling God's divine purposes for our churches, communities, and us. These features are included in this leadership treasure trove: POWERFUL, personal stories from some of the finest leaders in the world, such as Craig Groeschel, Benny Perez, Mike Kai, Lisa Bevere, Mark Chironna, Dale Bronner, Philip Wagner, Michael Pitts, and numerous others REVEALING INSIGHTS into the growth that occurs through pain in leadership roles PRACTICAL EXERCISES to help you apply the valuable principles you are learning

Healing Your Church Hurt

Healing Your Church Hurt Author Stephen Mansfield
ISBN-10 1414370113
Year 2012-02-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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If you’ve been part of a church, you have probably suffered a “church hurt”—or know someone who has. Maybe the pastor had an affair or the congregation fought over money or the leaders were disguising gossip as “prayer.” Stephen Mansfield knows how it feels. Though he is now a New York Times bestselling author, he was a pastor for more than 20 years, and he loved it—until he learned how much a church can hurt. Yet he also learned how to dig out of that hurt, break through the bitterness and anger, stop making excuses, and get back to where he ought to be with God and his people. If you’re ready to choose the tough path to healing, Mansfield will walk you through it with brotherly love, showing you how you can be better than ever on the other side of this mess—if you’re willing to start Healing Your Church Hurt. Previously published as ReChurch.