Leading Me

Author: Steve A Brown
Publisher: Castle Quay Books
ISBN: 1927355699
Format: PDF, Docs
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You are your most important and most difficult leadership assignment. Leading Me will help you get traction on living a Christ-centered, holistic, sustainable and fruitful life of impact. Grounded in biblical truth, utilizing the latest research and drawing on the proven process of the Arrow Leadership Program, Leading Me provides practical next steps for your most important leadership assignment...you. "Absorb the vital wisdom of this book, and you'll find yourself leading more like Jesus: less frazzled, more fruitful, less frantic and more fulfilled in the Father's love. You'll experience leading as grace rather than as a rat race." Ken Shigematsu, Pastor of Tenth Church Vancouver and best-selling author of God in My Everything

Ministering Forward

Author: Rainer Mittelstaedt
Publisher: Word Alive Press
ISBN: 1486615015
Format: PDF
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Do you want to have a part in helping tomorrow’s Christian leaders fulfill their destiny? Have you been asked to be a mentor but did not know where to begin? Does it excite you to see someone you have encouraged advance to a new level? Ministering Forward will help you to understand how you can be a guide and encourager to those who want to tap into your experience as you transfer faith and ministry to the next generation. You will learn how to be purposeful and intentional in a mentoring relationship that allows the learner to determine their own mentoring agenda while you nudge them towards self-awareness and guide them along critical growth pathways. You will discover how to forge a mentoring agreement that keeps the relationship on track, as well as identify mentoring activities you can pursue. This book will leave you with no doubt about how you can fit into a mentoring role.

Who Am I

Author: Sharon Simmonds
Publisher: Castle Quay Books
ISBN: 1927355710
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Who does God say you are?” and, “How do your personal identity statements impact your view of him, the way you think about yourself, and your choices about how to live your life?” Who Am I? is a resource, in devotional format, that will assist you as a leader to map out these key questions and expose any internal lies you believe on this topic about yourself, and then it will help you rediscover the powerful truth of who you are in Christ. This devotional explores 22 key identity-in-Christ statements through a process of 1] interaction with Scripture, 2] the use of application questions, and 3] space for your own personal reflections using a journal/sketch format. This resource can be used personally, collectively, or as a discipleship tool that prepares and positions the heart of any Christian to fully experience God, interact with His Spirit, and be more fully alive in Jesus.

Leading the Congregation

Author: Roger Heuser
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426711395
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Classic guidance and advice on how to lead God's people, revised and updated for a new generation of leaders. "Heuser and Shawchuck have done an outstanding revision of their classic volume. Leading the Congregation. The pursuits of excellence and spirituality are woven into a beautiful and practical guide for faithful ministry. This volume belongs on the desk of every pastor and in the curriculum of every school of theology. The authors are as courageous in naming the cost, demands, and dangers of ministry as they are faithful in making plain the abundant resources available to enable and enhance effective ministry in our time. Leading the Congregation is a book for everyone seeking a practical guide to excellence and faithfulness in ministry."--- Bishop Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living "Leading the Congregation is an excellent resource for those looking for authenticity and wholeness in leadership. Congregations desperately need the type of leader this book defines, that is, a Christ-centered leader whose sacrificial service provides the welcoming of the soul and the weaving of community in a wounded world."--- Dr. Jesse Miranda, President of the Miranda Center and CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) "Leading the Congregation is a captivating analysis of the life issues of a spiritual Christian leader and the congregation she or he serves. I relish the insights of the authors from spiritual formation, psychology, organization, and leadership analysis. It is a real help to the busily involved Christian leader so that one can understand the reality one is immersed in. It is an extremely welcome book."---Elder Oscar Owens Jr., Christian Education Director of West Angeles Church of God in Christ "Young leaders, you will not just love this book; you will get it! Heuser and Shawchuck thoughtfully address perhaps the most challenging aspect of leading in the church today: the `with others' part."---Chip Espinoza, coauthor of Managing the Millennials

Leading the Team Based Church

Author: George Cladis
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787941192
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Leadership Network Publication In Leading the Team-Based Church, George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy, but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He reminds us that today's cultural environment--where authority has basis in trust, innovation reaps rewards, and spirituality takes root in life and work--has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches, Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership, enabling pastors, congregational leaders, and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. Cladis, pastor of a fast-growing mainline congregation, demonstrates how cultural changes affecting all our institutions--not just the church--are making it easier to adopt this new model of leadership. Cladis's practical advice will enable ministry teams to work together in ways that both embody the Christian message and call forth the full creativity and love of the entire team. "Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like."--Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University

Sticky Teams

Author: Larry Osborne
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310324645
Format: PDF
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In Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that all too often sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams. Then, with practical and seasoned advice, he shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The 8 Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders

Author: Dave Earley
Publisher: Cell Group Resources
ISBN: 9781880828342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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After years of leading and overseeing growing small groups, Pastor Dave Earley has identified 8 core habits of effective leaders. When adopted, these habits will transform your leadership too. The habits include: Dreaming Prayer Invitations Contact Preparation Mentoring Fellowship Growth When your leaders adopt and practice these habits, your groups will move from once-a-week meetings to an exciting lifestyle of ministry to one another and the lost! Each habit is discussed in detail, providing "how-to" steps with an implementation guide at the end of each chapter. This resource will also be a valuable teaching tool for training your leaders and guiding your coaches as they mentor your group leaders. Help your leaders discover how to make each habit a part of their life . . . and watch them become more effective!

Winning Enhanced Edition

Author: Jack Welch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062274015
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This enhanced digital edition features ten exclusive video commentaries from America's favorite CEO Jack Welch, who shares his trademark straight-talk advice and real-world management philosophy with readers at every level of an organization. Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management has become the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits. Now regarded as the bible of business, Winning lays out the answers to the most difficult questions people face both on and off the job—from line workers to MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. Video commentary from Jack Welch expands on the book's treatment of the real "stuff" of work—the importance of positive energy in a leader, the proper role of HR within an organization, how to lead change effectively, why strategy doesn't have to be rocket science, the potential pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions, how to launch a new business within a big company, and more. The insights and solutions offered in the text, combined with lively video interviews with Welch, will change the way you work, lead, and succeed.