Thriving in the Second Chair

Author: Mike Bonem
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501814257
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Second chair leaders play a critical role in churches across the world. They serve in paid and unpaid capacities, and include laity, ordained clergy, bivocational, licensed local pastors and others who lead significant ministries, but who are not the lead or senior pastor. Mike Bonem, author of Leading from the Second Chair, takes that important work to the next level, with Thriving in the Second Chair. Here, Bonem points readers beyond their external circumstances to the ways they can act and think differently. He highlights ten key factors that will help second chair leaders do more than just survive. These deep “springs” will enable them to thrive, so that their lives and ministries are fulfilling, vital, and sustainable. The first three springs relate to the single most important professional relationship for any second chair leader – their relationship with the first chair. The next four look at some of the most common and essential aspects of the second chair’s job. The final three springs are arguably the deepest and most important. They enable second chairs to thrive even if they’re struggling with the first seven. These three springs offer help for staying spiritually anchored, overcoming loneliness, and becoming re-energized.

Leading from the Second Chair

Author: Mike Bonem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429559
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LEADING FROM THE SECOND CHAIR will raise awareness of the need for strong leaders in secondary positions. It will describe the value they can bring to their organization and to primary leaders when they are serving at their full potential. It will reshape the way they view their role, with an emphasis on their own responsibility as leaders. It recognizes the unique challenges and frustrations of serving in a subordinate position and equips these leaders with the attitudes and skills that they will need to survive and thrive in this new paradigm. Because of the scarcity of resources for second chair leaders, particularly those in the church, this book will offer a practical way to improve the performance of any organization. Leading Congregational Change discussed the importance of a "vision community"--a diverse group of key members who discern and implement the vision for a congregation--to guide the transformation of a church. This work will extend the theme of an empowered leadership team as we explore how individual clergy and laity can lead effectively.

Themelios Volume 42 Issue 2

Author: D. A. Carson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532640161
Format: PDF
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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers.

Second in Command

Author: Dutch Sheets
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768492815
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"Whether you derive your paycheck from a local church or from the profit of a business, one thing is clear: Leaders are in high demand, and leaders with godly character and excellence are an even rarer find." ---Dutch Sheets and Chris Jackson Leaders like you are in high demand. The success of the CEO or senior pastor depends on people just like you. Churches and businesses are looking for people just like you. You are a person of integrity. Your life is an example to all around you. Your relationship with God has given you strength, patience, and trustworthiness. You are satisfied where God has placed you and you work with all your heart at the task He has placed in your care. Second in Command is written to strengthen those in the position of "right-hand man." For some, being "number two" is a training ground for an eventual promotion into top leadership, but for others it is a calling. Whether you pastor a church or are a "marketplace minister," Second in Command teaches you how to become a next-generation leader of excellence. This book is the best encouragement you can get to give you the confidence and faith to function up to your fullest potential where God has placed you, trusting the future to Him who calls and anoints and sends into new arenas of service.

The Christ Centered Expositor

Author: Tony Merida
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433685752
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The Christ-Centered Expositor by pastor and preaching professor Tony Merida provides a comprehensive overview of effective expository preaching that begins with the inner life of the expositor, and then moves to the essential elements of sermon preparation and delivery. Ideal for pastors, teachers, and students, The Christ-Centered Expositor will equip you for greater faithfulness to God, his Word, and his mission.

In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership

Author: Mike Bonem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118162595
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is it possible for church leaders to use biblical and secular leadership concepts in a way that keeps Christ—not the marketplace—at the center of their mission? Drawing on biblical material and business wisdom, In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership explores the critical leadership decisions and practices that shape the success of Christian organizations. These decisions are illustrated in compelling interviews with over forty leaders of churches, universities, denominational bodies, and international ministries. Mike Bonem leverages his background as an MBA-trained manager and an experienced church leader to bridge the gap between the analytical and structured world of business and the faith-driven approach that is essential for healthy churches. Written to offer practical solutions for senior pastors, executive pastors, key laypeople, and leaders of other Christian entities, In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership clearly shows the ways that secular practices can be imported into their organizations. Bonem addresses a variety of topics such as planning, finances, personnel management, measurement, team dynamics, and organizational change. In doing so, he points to the AND that every spiritual organization should strive to achieve.

Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship

Author: David I. Starling
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493405756
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Fresh Approach to the Art of Biblical Interpretation This book offers a fresh approach to the art of biblical interpretation, focusing on the ways Scripture itself forms its readers as wise and faithful interpreters. David Starling shows that apprenticing ourselves to the interpretive practices of the biblical writers and engaging closely with texts from all parts of the Bible help us to develop the habits and practices required to be good readers of Scripture. After introducing the principles, Starling works through the canon, providing inductive case studies in interpretive method and drawing out implications for contemporary readers. Offering a fresh contribution to hermeneutical discussions, this book will be an ideal supplement to traditional hermeneutics textbooks for seminarians. It includes a foreword by Peter O'Brien.

The Teaming Church

Author: Robert Crosby
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142675101X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn the secrets about creating a successful team culture.

Parenting

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433551969
Format: PDF
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Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Christian Living What is your calling as a parent? In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.