Aqua Church: Essential Leadership Arts For Piloting Your Church in Todays Fluid Culture
To be effective in a world adrift, church leaders need to do more than adapt. We must become an "AquaChurch" - fully capable of navigating the uncharted waters ahead. This remarkable book provides practical ideas to help you minister successfully...
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To be effective in a world adrift, church leaders need to do more than adapt. We must become an "AquaChurch" - fully capable of navigating the uncharted waters ahead. This remarkable book provides practical ideas to help you minister successfully in a postmodern culture without letting go of the gospel. 269 pages, from Vital Ministry
1. Orienting By The North Star: Jesus Christ^2. Studying Our Compass: The Bible^3. Casting The Anchor: Tradition^4. Walking The Gangplank: Risk Taking^5. Listening For Sonar: Vibrations^6. Seeing Through Scopes: Vision^7. Taking Shore Leave: Sabbath Rest^8. Signaling With Flags And Semaphores: Communication^9. Valuing The Crew: Collaboration And Teamwork^10. Using The Gyroscope: Creativity^11. Learning From The Ship's Log And Library: Intellectual Capital^12. Feeling The Wet Finger: Intuition^^
The postmodern world is a fluid world. People you serve feel adrift, their lives a constant series of mid-course correction. In careers, relationships, Politics, technology. To be effective in this postmodern world, church leaders need to do more than just adapt. We must transform ourselves into an "AquaChurch"--fully capable of navigating the uncharted waters that lie ahead. And we must discover the leadership arts necessary to lead our culture to the unchanging truths of the Gospel. In this book, you'll explore these essential leadership arts in-depth, and get practical ideas for implementing them in your church. Discover how the Bible, tradition, vision, creativity, teamwork, and more relate to today's ever-changing world. Plus, you'll find churches across the country that are ministering successfully to the postmodern culture without letting go of the Gospel of Jesus.
Leonard Sweet (PhD., University of Rochester), is founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries and serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and the chief writer for preachingplus.com, a resource for pastors and other Christian speakers. A popular speaker himself, Sweet has written more than twenty books, including The Three Hardest Words, Out of the Question Into the Mystery, AquaChurch, SoulTsunami, and SoulSalsa.