Church Leadership

Whether you're a pastor or staff member, elder or deacon, small group or discipleship director, or in another church leadership role, here are proven resources to help you not merely survive but thrive in ministry.

by Patrick Lencioni

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.An organization, such as a church or ministry, is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified.

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by Patrick Lencioni

In this insightful follow-up to his best-selling book The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up a leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Included is a story of corporate intrigue in which the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, career, and all he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health and offers four key disciplines to achieve it.

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by Patrick Lencioni

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. In a leadership fable that best illustrates the principles of this book, CEO Kathryn Petersen faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Lencioni's real-to-life tale reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Here's a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

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by Andy Stanley

A vision. You as a leader may have it, but has your organization caught it? If a leader's vision is all about what could be and what should be, why are you buried under what is? Noted author and pastor Andy Stanley points out that if followers don't get the vision, it's because the leaders haven't delivered it. He reveals the three reasons vision doesn't stick. And then he delivers three ways to make vision stick, to make you a leader worth following: 1. Cast vision strategically: defining your vision. 2. Celebrate vision systematically: regularly rejoicing in the successes 3. Live your vision continuously: putting your vision into practice in your own life With Making Vision Stick, you'll learn how to propel you and your organization forward on the vision God has granted you.

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by Peter Scazzero

Things looked good—but beneath the surface, circumstances were about to boil over, forcing Peter Scazzero to confront needs in his church and himself that went deeper than he’d ever imagined. What he learned about the vital link between emotional health, relational depth, and spiritual maturity can shed new light on painful problems you may be experiencing in your own church. Scazzero offers refreshing new insights and a different and challenging slant on what it takes to lead your congregation to wholeness and maturity in Christ. This new edition shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help you and your church slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health. Open these pages and find out how your church can turn a new corner on the road to spiritual maturity.

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