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Spiritual Influence

Mel Lawrenz

Spiritual Influence

Mel Lawrenz

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'Spiritual influence... is prompted by the Spirit of God whose work it is to reform the human spirit, bringing people back to the shape God designed in the first place. This happens by the inflow---the in-fluence---of the Spirit. And it happens through a thousand hidden, imperceptible steps.' In this fresh look at leadership, Mel Lawrenz argues that we must look beneath the surface---at the core spiritual dynamics of life---to better understand how leaders can have an enduring influence in the lives of individuals and over the organizations they lead.Drawing from over twenty years of experience in pastoral ministry, Lawrenz writes for Christians who lead in any position of influence, with a special focus on young leaders. This book provides a new baseline for 21st century Christian leadership, and includes the keys to addressing issues like: * building integrity* seizing opportunities* exploring new horizons* speaking into crises* receiving power* accepting authority* promoting truth* managing expectations* dealing with criticism

- Publisher 'If you are in a position of positive influence, if you exercise leadership in any way, your faith in God gives you a power---a hidden power---that will allow you to make an enduring difference in the lives of other people and organizations. But how does that power work?' So says Mel Lawrenz in this fresh look at leadership which offers practical and biblical guidance to believers who want to have a deep influence and who want to know: What is the proper use of authority and power? Where do good ideas come from? How can we deal with failure? What does God expect of us? Drawing from more than thirty years of experience in pastoral ministry, Lawrenz writes for Christians in any position of influence. This book provides a new baseline for 21st century Christian leadership, addressing issues such as: * building integrity * seizing opportunities * exploring new horizons * speaking into crises * receiving power * accepting authority * promoting truth * managing expectations * dealing with criticism Using real-life examples, key Scripture passages, and history, Lawrenz shows that when believers align their responsibility to lead with the teaching of Jesus and the work of God's Spirit, their spiritual influence will have integrity and enduring effectiveness. 'Lawrenz gives us hope that the leadership pendulum which has swung from 'over- spiritualized' to 'de-spiritualized' in recent generations may have finally come to rest where it always belonged---upon Jesus Christ.' - Skye Jethani, Senior Editor, Leadership Journal, from the foreword 'It is exciting to think about believers at every level of society rising to a new call to exercise powerful spiritual influence. In his newest book, Spiritual Influence, Mel Lawrenz has given us all a new baseline for leadership that is personal, wise, and spiritual. It spans the generations and reaches across cultures. Just think what will happen if believers in positions of influence tie into the wisdom and the power that comes from God in order to bring restoration in our broken world!' - Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church in Washington, D.C.

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About "Spiritual Influence"

'Spiritual influence... is prompted by the Spirit of God whose work it is to reform the human spirit, bringing people back to the shape God designed in the first place. This happens by the inflow---the in-fluence---of the Spirit. And it happens through a thousand hidden, imperceptible steps.' In this fresh look at leadership, Mel Lawrenz argues that we must look beneath the surface---at the core spiritual dynamics of life---to better understand how leaders can have an enduring influence in the lives of individuals and over the organizations they lead.Drawing from over twenty years of experience in pastoral ministry, Lawrenz writes for Christians who lead in any position of influence, with a special focus on young leaders. This book provides a new baseline for 21st century Christian leadership, and includes the keys to addressing issues like: * building integrity* seizing opportunities* exploring new horizons* speaking into crises* receiving power* accepting authority* promoting truth* managing expectations* dealing with criticism
- Publisher

'If you are in a position of positive influence, if you exercise leadership in any way, your faith in God gives you a power---a hidden power---that will allow you to make an enduring difference in the lives of other people and organizations. But how does that power work?' So says Mel Lawrenz in this fresh look at leadership which offers practical and biblical guidance to believers who want to have a deep influence and who want to know: What is the proper use of authority and power? Where do good ideas come from? How can we deal with failure? What does God expect of us? Drawing from more than thirty years of experience in pastoral ministry, Lawrenz writes for Christians in any position of influence. This book provides a new baseline for 21st century Christian leadership, addressing issues such as: * building integrity * seizing opportunities * exploring new horizons * speaking into crises * receiving power * accepting authority * promoting truth * managing expectations * dealing with criticism Using real-life examples, key Scripture passages, and history, Lawrenz shows that when believers align their responsibility to lead with the teaching of Jesus and the work of God's Spirit, their spiritual influence will have integrity and enduring effectiveness. 'Lawrenz gives us hope that the leadership pendulum which has swung from 'over- spiritualized' to 'de-spiritualized' in recent generations may have finally come to rest where it always belonged---upon Jesus Christ.' - Skye Jethani, Senior Editor, Leadership Journal, from the foreword 'It is exciting to think about believers at every level of society rising to a new call to exercise powerful spiritual influence. In his newest book, Spiritual Influence, Mel Lawrenz has given us all a new baseline for leadership that is personal, wise, and spiritual. It spans the generations and reaches across cultures. Just think what will happen if believers in positions of influence tie into the wisdom and the power that comes from God in order to bring restoration in our broken world!' - Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church in Washington, D.C.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mel Lawrenz

Mel Lawrenz was Senior Pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, for the past ten years and has recently become Minister at Large for Elmbrook Church and director of a new networking ministry: The Brook Network, thebrooknetwork.org . He has served at Elmbrook for thirty years altogether, succeeding Stuart Briscoe as senior pastor in 2000. Mel has a Ph.D. in historical theology from Marquette University, and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or coauthor of eleven books, and host of the radio program 'Faith Conversations, ' whic

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1: Getting Grounded
  • 1.understand Influence
  • 2.learn To Follow
  • 3.engage With God
  • 4.build Integrity
  • Part 2: Taking Initiative
  • 5.explore New Horizons
  • 6.stream Ideas
  • 7.seize Opportunities
  • 8.be Creative
  • 9.speak Into Crises
  • Part 3: Going Deep
  • 10.develop Discernment
  • 11.pursue Wisdom
  • 12.receive Power
  • 13.accept Authority
  • 14.promote Truth
  • Part 4: Facing Challenges
  • 15.manage Expectations
  • 16.persevere And Plod
  • 17.expect Wounds
  • 18.deal With Criticism
  • 19.build Past Failure
  • 20.sanctify Ambition
  • Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 344065
  • Product Code 9780310492702
  • ISBN 031049270X
  • EAN 9780310492702
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jul 2012
  • Sales Rank #43763
  • Dimensions 222 x 146 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.381kg

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