Library Resource: L - Leadership





Total number of records:
787 Matching records: 21

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Category / Location and Item # / Media
10757 The Disciple Making Church: From Dry Bones to Spirituality Vitality
Glenn McDonald
FaithWalk Publishing
ISBN 0-9724196-8-3
L - Leadership / LM / Book
Transforming a church culture from one that provides programs to one that makes disciples. Get beyond the “ABCs” of attendance, buildings, and cash to a focus on carrying out Jesus’ charge to “go forth and make disciples.”
10756 Selected to Serve: A Guide for Church Leaders: Second Edition
Earl. S. Johnson, Jr.
Geneva Press
ISBN 978-0-664-50317-8
L - Leadership / LJ / Book
This useful guide for church leaders covers all aspects of officer training: call, duties, ethics, the Presbyterian Constitution, and much more. Congregations will find this resource indispensable for the recruitment and training of effective church leaders. Earl S. Johnson, Jr. has revised this best-selling book to include the new standards from the new Form of Government in the Book of Order
10755 Sailboat Church: Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and Practice
Joan S. Gray
Westminister John Knox
ISBN 978-0-664-25958-7
L - Leadership / LG / Book
Is your church a rowboat church or a sailboat church?
Rowboat churches depend largely on human effort. When church budgets shrink and membership declines, rowboat churches frantically row harder against a current, often frustrated and disappointed at their efforts. Sailboat churches, on the other hand, take up the oars, hoist sails, and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them.

Arguing that churches should be "sailboats," Joan S. Gray encourages readers to shift concern from the many daily, practical concerns of their local church to fresh ideas that can be found using the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The book includes forty days of sailing prayers, quotes from Scripture, brief reflection questions, and an extensive bibliography that is arranged by theme. Perfect for groups to read together, this book will help leaders reframe their church's mission and practice with the Holy Spirit as their guide.
10713 How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members
Donald P. Smith
Westminister John Knox
ISBN 0-664-25140-4
L - Leadership / LS / Book
In this study of church growth and membership retention, Donald Smith argues that if a church is to survive, it must concentrate on keeping its present members as well as attracting new ones. He interviews people from six hundred churches of various sizes and reviews the causes of membership decline and retention in those churches. He provides evidence that a major problem is membership dropout. He brings together and addresses the assimilation of new members, congregational vitality and church growth, and conflict management and its impact on membership retention. He asserts that churches must meet members' needs in order to attract and keep them.
10712 Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Robert Schnase
Abingdon Press
ISBN 0-687-64540-9
L - Leadership / LS / Book
People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the success of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
10711 Twelve Dynamic Shifts for Transforming Your Church
E. Stanley Ott
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 978-0-8028-4949-6
L - Leadership / LO / Book
That today's mainline churches are in crisis is apparent; a solution is less obvious. In this constructive new book E. Stanley Ott points a way ahead, describing twelve shifts in philosophy and practice that can help congregations build need-responsive, disciple-growing churches full of life and vigor.Arguing that the weakness of the church today is a loss of personal spirituality and congregational vitality, Ott challenges local churches to discover how to adjust the style of their ministries to attract new people while encouraging current members. Ott examines the characteristics of "traditional" churches, extols the features of new, "transformational" churches, and lays out proposals to help established congregations make the transition.Well balanced by an honest assessment of the church's present and a positive vision for its future, this book is must reading for pastors, church leaders, and members of every congregation.
10251 The Gospel of Church Fund-raising
Gary L. Arnold and Cecil D. Lackore
Church Fund-raising Services, Inc.
L - Leadership / LA / Book
The methods of classic fund-raising most closely approximates the Christ-model of giving and for requesting gifts. It is time for the church and its leadership to re-embrace that model. It will create a wonderful "win-win" relationship between church members, between members and their chosen fund-raising goals and most importantly, will create a "win-win" relationship between givers and his/her experience with God.
10249 Clergy Renewal; The Alban Guide to Sabbatical Planning
A. Richard Bullock and Richard J. Bruesehoff
Alban Institue Publication
ISBN 1-56699-223-0
L - Leadership / LB / Book
Planned time away from the parish for study, rest, and spiritual renewal can be beneficial-and often necessary-for any pastor, as well as for the congregation. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Alban’s popular Sabbatical Planning for Clergy and Congregations, Bullock and Bruesehoff provide the definitive guide to putting together refreshing pastoral sabbaticals that can help keep ministry vital and growing for the long term.
10248 Good News Travels Faster!
Joe Donaho
CTS Press
L - Leadership / LD / Book
An exciting and effective method of equipping lay meant and women to share their faith in a natural way in ordinary events of daily life.
10247 The Care and Feeding of Volunteers
Douglas W. Johnson
Abingdon Press
ISBN 0-687-04669-6
L - Leadership / LJ / Book
Volunteers, whether they be Sunday school teachers or ushers, are vital to the life of the local church. This book explores the unique motivations, ambitions, and needs of these valuable individuals.

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