Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices For Leaders to Multiply Leaders (Exponential Series)
: Over a course of a decade Patrick O'Connell went from being a non-leader and non-believer to leading a whole network of reproducing churches. Patrick became a Christ follower at Community Christian Church and on the evening he was baptized...
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Over a course of a decade Patrick O'Connell went from being a non-leader and non-believer to leading a whole network of reproducing churches. Patrick became a Christ follower at Community Christian Church and on the evening he was baptized someone asked him to be an apprentice in a small group. Two years later he began raising support, moving to Kansas City, and serving a residency there to learn how to reproduce sites and churches.
Every church has a different story, but all churches need a clear leadership development track for leaders, volunteer and paid. What is often missing is a path that leads to multiplication. Drawing directly from the practices of Jesus, this book focuses on helping your church outline and refine its leadership path. It helps leaders identify their starting points, and then walks them forward from there with guidance and specific examples from many different churches for points all along the way.
The Hero Maker shows church leaders how to become a "Level 5" church led by "Level 5" leaders, redefining a church's success as more than growth - as reproducing and multiplying. Included are illustrations and field guide exercises on how to develop apprentices, lead small groups, and coach leaders.
Dave Ferguson dreams of helping all people find their way back to God. He writes to inspire, instruct and collaborate with others who share this dream. To see that dream realized he uses his influence and creativity to catalyze a movement of reproducing churches. Toward that end de serves as the Lead Pastor for a remarkable group of Christ Followers called Community Christian Church and provides visionary leadership for NewThing, a global network of reproducing churches.
Warren Bird (Ph.D., Fordham University) has collaboratively authored nineteen books (including two 100,000 bestsellers, one Gold Medallion winner, and one runner up for the Gold Medallion), served as associate pastor for eleven years and senior pastor for four years, taught as regularly contributing faculty at Alliance Theological Seminary for twelve years, and served on the senior leadership team of three organizations that provide training to pastors - Charles E. Fuller Institute, Canadian Centre for Leadership Development, and the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership.
- :introduction: Jim Collins Preface: The Secret Answer Chapter 1: The Wrong Questions Get The Wrong Resultschapter 2: Jesus Vision For Multiplicationchapter 2: Apprenticeship: The Jesus’ Strategychapter 3: Have The Right Valueschapter 4: Tell The Right Storieschapter 5: Act With The Right Behaviorschapter 6: Apprenticing Leaderschapter 7 : The Leadership Pathchapter 8: Accelerating Leadership: The Residencychapter 9: The Right Questions Get The Right Resultsafterword: Matt Chandler Or Timothy Keller