Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel, yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Why? Tight budgets, small staffs, and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested by church...
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Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel, yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Why? Tight budgets, small staffs, and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested by church consultants Aubrey Malphurs and William Mancini in this groundbreaking book.
BUILDING LEADERS provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry, BUILDING LEADERS shows readers how to:
- empower, not just train, leaders
- overcome obstacles to developing leaders
- identify emerging leaders
- use biblical models for training leaders
- form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget
Packed with surveys, discussion questions, and a leadership development guide, BUILDING LEADERS will encourage leaders to "duplicate themselves" in order to see their ministry grow. It is a perfect resource for ministry students, church leaders, and pastors.
Two noted church consultants present real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and lay people to lead. With step-by-step instructions, they show readers how to form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget.
How can a Christian leader empower others to lead?A follow up to Aubrey Malphurs' Being Leaders, the groundbreaking Building Leaders provides a biblical blueprint for finding and developing leaders who will carry on and expand the work of your church. Countering the current leadership development crisis, this book is unique in helping leaders to grow other leaders in a local church context.Worried that you don't have time to develop leaders? You're not alone. Tight budgets, small staffs, and endless administrative duties leave many pastors feeling overwhelmed. But without continually "giving the ministry away," churches miss the opportunity to double their efforts to reach the world for Christ. Including a leadership development guide, thought-provoking questions, and surveys, Building Leaders will help your church design a unique leadership development model regardless of its size or budget.Aubrey Malphurs is professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. A nationally recognized expert on leadership issues, he is the author of over a dozen books and the president of The Malphurs Group (www.malphursgroup.com), a training and consulting organization.William Mancini has a Master of Theology degree in pastoral leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a consultant with John Manlove Church Marketing.
Will Mancini, a former pastor, is the founder of Auxano, a national consulting group that works with traditional and emerging churches and ministries of all types around the country. Their mission is to navigate leaders through growth challenges with vision clarity (auxano.com). ýAbout Leadership Network The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connects innovative church leaders, providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.
Aubrey Malphurs (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is president of Vision Ministries International and chairman of the Field Education Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor and church planter and is the author of numerous books in the areas of leadership, vision, and church ministry, including Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary; Doing Church; and Developing a Dynamic Mission for Your Ministry.