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101 great ideas for growing healthy churches /
compiled and edited by John Nelson, Michael Lofthouse and Anton Müller.
imprint
Norwich, UK : Canterbury Press, c2012.
description
xviii, 254 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1848250452 (pbk.), 9781848250451 (pbk.)
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imprint
Norwich, UK : Canterbury Press, c2012.
isbn
1848250452 (pbk.)
9781848250451 (pbk.)
general note
"A MODEM guide."
catalogue key
9041534
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Nelson is Secretary and Publications Editor of MODEM, an organisation that brings together leaders from business and the churches for mutual learning and support. Michael Lofthouse has over 40 years management and leadership experience. He was formerly a police Chief Superintendent, Deputy Director of the Business School of Canterbury Christ Church University and is now director of a consultancy advising charitable and non-profit organisations. Anton Mller is an Anglican priest with a passion for mission through education and training. Prior to ordination he was the Education and Training Officer for the Church Mission Society.
Summaries
Main Description
A stellar list of experienced church leaders, educators, business professionals and practitioners from many walks of life share simple and effective ideas for enhancing the life, worship and mission of every local church. From vision building to running holiday clubs, from learning to listen to embracing change, this book offers a hands on guide to responding creatively to challenges large and small.
Main Description
A variety of experienced church leaders, missioners and other practitioners from MODEM share simple and effective ideas for enhancing the life, worship and witness of every local church. Their 101 ideas cover vision, strategy, communication, preaching, leading and managing others, managing yourself, growing the Church through worship, community presence and involvement, mission, best working practices, personal spiritual wellbeing and working effectively with other churches. With humour, realism, real-life stories and top-tips for dealing with challenging situations, here is a welcome aid for all clergy and lay church leaders.Find out more about MODEM on their website www.modem-uk.org or via Twitter @ModemLeadersHub
Main Description
A variety of experienced church leaders, missioners and other practitioners share simple and effective ideas for enhancing the life, worship and witness of every local church. The 101 ideas are grouped into twelve categories: Vision, Strategy, Communication, Preaching, Leading and managing others, Managing yourself, Growing the Church through worship, Community presence and involvement, Mission, Best working practices, Personal spiritual wellbeing and Working effectively with other churches. With humour, realism, real-life stories and top-tips for dealing with challenging situations, here is a welcome aid for all clergy and lay church leaders
Main Description
A variety of experienced church leaders, missioners and other practitioners share simple and effective ideas for enhancing the life, worship and witness of every local church. Their 101 ideas cover vision, strategy, communication, preaching, leading and managing others, managing yourself, growing the Church through worship, community presence and involvement, mission, best working practices, personal spiritual wellbeing and working effectively with other churches. With humour, realism, real-life stories and top-tips for dealing with challenging situations, here is a welcome aid for all clergy and lay church leaders.
Table of Contents
The Editorial Teamp. ix
A Word from the Chair of MODEM on 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churchesp. xi
An Introduction to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churchesp. xiii
A Spiritual Reflection on 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churchesp. xv
A Business Perspective on 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churchesp. xvii
Agree a Visionp. 1
Ask the Lord his Businessp. 4
Aspire to be Greatp. 5
Avoid Judging other Peoplep. 6
Be a Listening Churchp. 7
Be Able to Say Sorryp. 11
Be About Your Father's Business - Part 1p. 14
Be About Your Father's Business - Part 2p. 17
Be an Agent for Changep. 21
Be Discontented!p. 24
Be Friendly with Science and Medicinep. 25
Be Inclusive, not Divisivep. 28
Be 'In-house' and 'Out-house'p. 29
Be in the Business of Making Disciplesp. 33
Believe that You too can Change the Churchp. 36
Be the Centre of Community not a Satellitep. 38
Be the Church of Godp. 39
Be Mindful of Managementp. 40
Be Personally Effectivep. 43
Be Witnesses in the Workplacep. 46
Bring God Into Everyday Lifep. 49
Care for the Co-habitingp. 50
Change the Way we Make Decisionsp. 53
Come for Tea, Come for Tea, my Peoplep. 56
Count the Costp. 59
Create a Community Arts Projectp. 61
Create a Holiday Clubp. 63
Delegate with Confidencep. 66
Delight in Leading Wellp. 67
Develop and Grow Togetherp. 68
Develop the Talents of Othersp. 69
Distil Some Passion Stew!p. 70
Do it for Them, not for Yourselfp. 72
Do the Things that Matterp. 75
Don't be Suspicious of Economicsp. 77
Don't Recruit - Evangelize!p. 80
Don't Throw out the Baby with the Baptism Waterp. 83
Dream Dreamsp. 86
Dream in Metaphors and Stories for Organizational Changep. 89
Embrace those on the Final Journeyp. 91
Embrace Changep. 95
Embrace Failurep. 98
Embrace the Social Mediap. 99
Enable Effective Partneringp. 102
Engage in Radical Surgeryp. 104
Engage Openly with Disagreementp. 107
Engage in the Power of Advertisingp. 110
Establish a Lay-led Church Plantp. 113
Expand the Communityp. 115
Expect the Unexpectedp. 116
Explore the Skills you Needp. 119
Fill Your Leadership Spacep. 124
Form a Messy Churchp. 127
Get Social with the Mediap. 130
God has Provided - now Manage itp. 133
Have a Biblical Visionp. 134
Have a Metric for Rural Church Managementp. 137
Have an Ethical Propagandap. 141
Hold Mid-week Meetingsp. 145
Face Up to It - It's a Businessp. 148
Incorporate the Greenp. 151
Keep Critical Statisticsp. 154
Know What Faith Isp. 157
Know What's Importantp. 158
Learn How to Listenp. 161
Learn to Live the Life of Lovep. 162
Let My People Serve!p. 164
Listen Twice Speak Oncep. 167
Live in and of the Faithp. 168
Look Again and Check itp. 169
Maintain your Spiritual Healthp. 170
Make the Most of Your Buildingsp. 172
Make Use of Business Consultantsp. 175
Make Your Church a World Churchp. 179
Make Yourself into an Ordained Entrepreneurp. 182
Manage Your Meetingsp. 183
Manage Yourselfp. 186
Mind Your Own Business!p. 188
Move on into New Ways of Being and Doingp. 189
Move Your Vision from Me to Wep. 192
Offer Quality Worshipp. 195
Plan Ahead and in Detailp. 198
Plan Good Public Relationsp. 200
Prepare Your Congregational Visionp. 202
Process and Structurep. 205
Reach Outp. 207
Reflect, Receive and Reportp. 208
Samaritans - a Structure for Supportp. 210
See the World as Christ sees the Worldp. 213
Serve by Leading - Lead by Servingp. 214
Strive for Healthy Growth and Unityp. 217
Take 'An Hour Out'p. 218
Teach the Whole Counsel of Godp. 221
The Children Shall Lead if we Let Themp. 222
Time Your Work and Plan for Neglectp. 224
Vary Your Worship Stylep. 227
What are You Selling?p. 230
Work Out Where You are Goingp. 232
Work to Build the House of Prayer for All Nationsp. 235
Work with the Workersp. 238
Worship, Lead and Managep. 241
About the Contributorsp. 244
About MODEMp. 252
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