Books

New Titles in Christian Leadership

Framework Leadership: Position Yourself for Transformational Change, Kent Ingle In Framework Leadership, Kent Ingle creates a framework of suggestions that provide clarity, direction, and purpose to transform your vision into reality. He will teach you how to develop an awareness of your driving passion, the discipline to see divine opportunities, and the courage to act. You’ve

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The-Rules

The second rule of turnaround leadership

What if turnaround leadership was a matter of following a few simple rules about how pastors behave, and that these behaviors are as important as – if not more so – than what pastors do? In our upcoming book Pastor Unique: Becoming a Turnaround Leader we reveal groundbreaking research demonstrating that turnaround pastors behave differently

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Thank-you

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We couldn’t have written “Pastor Unique” without the support of many dear friends who have supported us with words of encouragement, private intercession in our behalf, and their generous financial gifts. We would like to publicly acknowledge and thank these people (and we hope that we have not inadvertently forgotten to mention anyone!) Our deep

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Groundbreaking research almost ready…

Why are a small percentage of pastors (about 10%) adept at leading plateaued and declining churches into renewal and growth while most are not? Can other pastors lead more effectively by learning from their colleagues? Those are the questions we’ve been studying the last several years. In this groundbreaking research using The Birkman Method we’ve

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This is how turnaround pastors lead

They lead like Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George Marshall led the invasion of Nazi Europe. They trust their team. They give freedom to innovate. They expect others to speak candidly. They listen. The Generals listened before deciding Soon after Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in June of 1944, the American advance stalled in France’s infamous hedgerows. Hedgerows

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How Pastors Lead Beyond Their Limits

It was far beyond his abilities. It was the toughest church he would ever serve. Note: This is an excerpt from our upcoming book about the distinguishing characteristics and best practices of effective turnaround pastors. His mentor, who suggested he take the church, had warned him that it was rife with false doctrine, preoccupied with

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Help Us Help Your Pastor

Chances are you’re in a church that’s on the plateau, or on the down hill slide. The chances are great, in fact. 85% of the churches in America are either stuck on the dime or they’re in a death spiral. It takes a special kind of pastor to turn these churches around. But those pastors

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The 1 Irrelevant Leadership Question

“Nature or Nurture?” “Are leaders born or made?” The question popped up on my radar screen, again, while writing a review of Re:Vision: The Key to Transforming Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs and Gordon Penfold. After satisfying the reader with an avalanche of data proving that “re-envisioning pastors”[1] have distinctive temperaments as measured by the DiSC Personality

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If you’re afraid of multi-site church this is the book for you

Is the multisite church movement good, bad or something in between? This question is being pressed upon pastors and small churches with increasing frequency and greater urgency than ever before. It’s hard to miss all the cheerleading in the press, on the bookshelves and at popular conferences. But there’s not much comfort for small church

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