2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared-for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don't know how...
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2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner
It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared-for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don't know how to take their leadership team to the point where it thrives. Others seriously need a new approach to leadership: pastors are tired, congregations are stuck, and meanwhile the work never lets up. But what does it actually mean to do leadership well as a team? How can it be done in a way that avoids frustration and burnout? How does team leadership best equip the staff and bless a congregation? What do the top church teams do to actually thrive together?Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches of various sizes and traditions throughout the United States who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, they present their discoveries here, culminating in five disciplines that, if implemented, can enable your team to thrive. The result? A coaching tool for senior leadership teams that enables struggling teams to thrive, and resources teams doing well to do their work even better.
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.
- <ul Class="ivp-award"> <li>2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner</li> </ul> It's Increasingly Clear That Leadership Should Be Shared-for The Good Of Any Organization <em>and</em> For The Good Of The Leader. Many Churches Have Begun To Share Key Leadership Duties, But Don't Know How To Take Their Leadership Team To The Point Where It <em>thrives.</em> Others Seriously Need A New Approach To Leadership: Pastors Are Tired, Congregations Are Stuck, And Meanwhile The Work Never Lets Up. But What Does It Actually Mean To Do Leadership Well As A Team? How Can It Be Done In A Way That Avoids Frustration And Burnout? How Does Team Leadership Best Equip The Staff And Bless A Congregation? What Do The Top Church Teams Do To Actually Thrive Together?researchers And Practitioners Ryan Hartwig And Warren Bird Have Discovered Churches Of Various Sizes And Traditions Throughout The United States Who Have Learned To Thrive Under Healthy Team Leadership. Using Actual Church Examples, They Present Their Discoveries Here, Culminating In Five Disciplines That, If Implemented, Can Enable Your Team To Thrive. The Result? A Coaching Tool For Senior Leadership Teams That Enables Struggling Teams To Thrive, And Resources Teams Doing Well To Do Their Work Even Better.
- <strong>part I: Why Read A Book About Leadership Teams?</strong>
- 1. Myths We Believe: How Many Of These Did You Think Were True?2. Your Vantage Point: How Is Your Church Being Led Right Now?expert Commentator: Jim Tomberlin
- <strong>part Ii: Why Do Leadership Teams Make Sense?</strong>
- 3. The Bible Speaks: Scriptural Foundations For Senior Leadership Teamsexpert Commentator: Matt Carter4. Passing Fad Or Here To Stay: Ten Practical Reasons For Senior Leadership Teamsexpert Commentator: David Fletcher
- <strong>part Iii: How Well Is Your Team Thriving?</strong>
- 5. Reality Check: Eight Common Reasons Teams Failexpert Commentator: Geoff Surratt6. Our Survey Says: The Collaborative Disciplines Of Teams That Thriveexpert Commentator: Ed Stetzer
- <strong>part Iv: What Are The Collaborative Disciplines Of Teams That Thrive?</strong>
- 7. Discipline 1: Focus On Purpose, The Invisible Leader Of Your Teamexpert Commentator: Will Mancini8. Discipline 2: Leverage Differences In Team Membershipexpert Commentator: Morgan Mckenna9. Discipline 3: Rely On Inspiration More Than Control To Leadexpert Commentator: Crawford Loritts10. Discipline 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision Makingsection 1: Collaborating While Seeking God’s Voiceexpert Commentator: Ron Edmondson11. Discipline 4: Intentionally Structure Your Decision Makingsection 2: Collaborating In The Midst Of Conflictexpert Commentator: Tony Morgan12. Discipline 5: Build A Culture Of Continuous Collaborationexpert Commentator: Jenni Catron
- <strong>part V: What’s Your Best Next Step?</strong>
- 13. Six Ways To Avoid Sabotaging Your Teamexpert Commentator: Sam Chand14. Catalyze Your Team’s Growthexpert Commentator: Mark Deymaz
- Acknowledgmentsabout The Authorsauthor Indexsubject Indexscripture Index