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Off-Road Disciplines

Earl G CrepsDan Kimball

Off-Road Disciplines

Earl G CrepsDan Kimball

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In Off-Road Disciplines, Earl Creps reveals that the on-road practices of prayer and Bible reading should be bolstered by the other kinds of encounters with God that occur unexpectedly—complete with the bumps and bruises that happen when you go “off-road.” Becoming an off-road leader requires the cultivation of certain spiritual disciplines that allow the presence of the Holy Spirit to arrange your interior life. Earl Creps explores twelve central spiritual disciplines—six personal
  • 1. Death: The Discipline of Personal Transformation
  • 2. Truth: The Discipline of Sacred Realism 1
  • 3. Perspective: The Discipline of POV
  • 4. Learning: The Discipline of Reverse Mentoring
  • 5. Witness: The Discipline of Spiritual Friendship
  • 6. Humility: The Discipline of Decreasing
and six organizational—
  • 7. Assessment: The Discipline of Missional Efficiency
  • 8. Harmony: The Discipline of Blending Differences
  • 9. Reflection: The Discipline of Discernment
  • 10. Opportunity: The Discipline of Making Room
  • 11. Sacrifice: The Discipline of Surrendering Preferences
  • 12. Legacy: The Discipline of Passing the Baton
  • Epilogue: Three Coffee Houses
that Christian leaders of all ages and denominations need if they are to change themselves and their churches to reach out to the culture around them.

- Publisher PRAISE FOR OFF-ROAD DISCIPLINES "This is one of the most exciting books I have read in years. It shifts our focus from doing church to being church and promises to be a standard reference in all future discussions of missional leadership." -Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University; author, Out of theQuestion . . . Into the Mystery: Getting Lost in the GodLife Relationship "If you are trying to figure out what is going on in contemporary culture, you've got to read Off-Road Disciplines. Creps not only knows what is going on today, he teaches us how to engage today's people as well. The chapter on "reverse mentoring" is worth the price of the book. No one can be effective in ministry today without the skills and attitudes associated with listening and conversation. Off-Road Disciplines gives us the map and points us in the right direction." -Todd Hunter, national director, Alpha USA, former national director, Vineyard USA "No matter how hard the leadership industry tries to refine the key ingredient in effectiveness, a transformed leader is always the precursor to a transformed church or organization. Because Earl Creps actually listens to the hearts of emerging leaders, he has discovered spiritual pathways that are being more traveled these days. Here's a leadership book that actually believes substance trumps style!" -Byron D. Klaus, president, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary "Earl Creps has written a deeply personal and challenging book-one that caused me to think about my own spiritual journey. Too many of us have made spiritual formation a series of activities and programs; Earl takes us off the map of common practice and into the places where the Spirit is at work. It reminds us that true spiritual formation pervades our lives and the ministries we serve, providing a helpful balance of being and doing. It will be a great encouragement to all who read it." -Ed Stetzer, author, Breaking the Missional Code

- Publisher

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About "Off-Road Disciplines"

In Off-Road Disciplines, Earl Creps reveals that the on-road practices of prayer and Bible reading should be bolstered by the other kinds of encounters with God that occur unexpectedly—complete with the bumps and bruises that happen when you go “off-road.” Becoming an off-road leader requires the cultivation of certain spiritual disciplines that allow the presence of the Holy Spirit to arrange your interior life. Earl Creps explores twelve central spiritual disciplines—six personal

  • 1. Death: The Discipline of Personal Transformation
  • 2. Truth: The Discipline of Sacred Realism 1
  • 3. Perspective: The Discipline of POV
  • 4. Learning: The Discipline of Reverse Mentoring
  • 5. Witness: The Discipline of Spiritual Friendship
  • 6. Humility: The Discipline of Decreasing
and six organizational—
  • 7. Assessment: The Discipline of Missional Efficiency
  • 8. Harmony: The Discipline of Blending Differences
  • 9. Reflection: The Discipline of Discernment
  • 10. Opportunity: The Discipline of Making Room
  • 11. Sacrifice: The Discipline of Surrendering Preferences
  • 12. Legacy: The Discipline of Passing the Baton
  • Epilogue: Three Coffee Houses
that Christian leaders of all ages and denominations need if they are to change themselves and their churches to reach out to the culture around them.
- Publisher

PRAISE FOR OFF-ROAD DISCIPLINES "This is one of the most exciting books I have read in years. It shifts our focus from doing church to being church and promises to be a standard reference in all future discussions of missional leadership." -Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University; author, Out of theQuestion . . . Into the Mystery: Getting Lost in the GodLife Relationship "If you are trying to figure out what is going on in contemporary culture, you've got to read Off-Road Disciplines. Creps not only knows what is going on today, he teaches us how to engage today's people as well. The chapter on "reverse mentoring" is worth the price of the book. No one can be effective in ministry today without the skills and attitudes associated with listening and conversation. Off-Road Disciplines gives us the map and points us in the right direction." -Todd Hunter, national director, Alpha USA, former national director, Vineyard USA "No matter how hard the leadership industry tries to refine the key ingredient in effectiveness, a transformed leader is always the precursor to a transformed church or organization. Because Earl Creps actually listens to the hearts of emerging leaders, he has discovered spiritual pathways that are being more traveled these days. Here's a leadership book that actually believes substance trumps style!" -Byron D. Klaus, president, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary "Earl Creps has written a deeply personal and challenging book-one that caused me to think about my own spiritual journey. Too many of us have made spiritual formation a series of activities and programs; Earl takes us off the map of common practice and into the places where the Spirit is at work. It reminds us that true spiritual formation pervades our lives and the ministries we serve, providing a helpful balance of being and doing. It will be a great encouragement to all who read it." -Ed Stetzer, author, Breaking the Missional Code
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Earl G Creps

Earl Creps,a popular speaker and leader,is director of the Doctor of Ministry program and associate professor at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) in Springfield, Missouri. He has been a pastor, ministries consultant, and university professor. Along the way, Creps earned a Ph.D. in communication at Northwestern University and a doctor of ministry degree in leadership at AGTS. He has authored Off-Road disciplines and is preparing a title Reverse Mentoring, also he is currently leading a research project for a book on emerging culture, postmodernity and the Pentecostal church under funding from the Louisville Foundation.

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball is the author of several books including The Emerging Church and popular They Like Jesus But Not The Church (Zondervan). He is one of the pastors of Vintage Faith Church, a missional church planted for engaging the post-Christian culture in Santa Cruz, CA.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary where he also serves as Adjunct Faculty. Dan speaks extensively around the country on emerging church and culture issues as well as using the arts in worship. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for Youthworker Journal; Outreach Magazine and REV! Magazine.

In the pipeline are books Adventures in Churchland: Discovering the Beautiful Mess Jesus Loves and I Like Jesus But Not The Church
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • About Leadership Network. Foreword. Introduction: Off-road Disciplines. Part One: Personal Disciplines. 1. Death: The Discipline Of Personal Transformation. 2. Truth: The Discipline Of Sacred Realism. 3. Perspective: The Discipline Of Pov. 4. Learning: The Discipline Of Reverse Mentoring. 5. Witness: The Discipline Of Spiritual Friendship. 6. Humility: The Discipline Of Decreasing. Part Two: Organizational Disciplines. 7. Assessment: The Discipline Of Missional Efficiency. 8. Harmony: The Discipline Of Blending Differences. 9. Reflection: The Discipline Of Discernment. 10. Opportunity: The Discipline Of Making Room. 11. Sacrifice: The Discipline Of Surrendering Preferences. 12. Legacy: The Discipline Of Passing The Baton. Epilogue: Three Coffee Houses. Notes. Acknowledgments. The Author. Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 261066
  • Product Code 9780787985202
  • ISBN 0787985201
  • EAN 9780787985202
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2006
  • Dimensions 236 x 161 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.421kg

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