Bursting the Bubble: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about Church Leadership

Bursting the Bubble: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about Church Leadership

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by Dan R. Dick
     
 

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Current approaches to congregational leadership are dominated by a kind of group think. Certain assumptions, ideas, and even phrases appear so often in the literature about church ministry and mission that they have achieved the status of conventional wisdom. For example, how many times in recent years have you read about ministry in the postmodern era?The problem

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Current approaches to congregational leadership are dominated by a kind of group think. Certain assumptions, ideas, and even phrases appear so often in the literature about church ministry and mission that they have achieved the status of conventional wisdom. For example, how many times in recent years have you read about ministry in the postmodern era?The problem with conventional wisdom, says Dan Dick, is that it sets our thinking down a particular path, blinding us to other possibilities and insights. At its worst, conventional wisdom is a cheap and easy substitute for figuring things out yourself. In this book, Dan Dick both explodes false assumptions about congregational leadership, and offers readers the tools they need to lead congregations in the real world, not the wishful thinking world of conventional wisdom.


Nuggets of conventional wisdom debunked include:

• The modern/postmodern myth

• Contemporary North American culture is highly similar to the culture of the New Testament world

• We live in a period of accelerated change unlike any other before us.





Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426749483
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
661 KB

Meet the Author

Dan R. Dick (Nashville, Tenn.) is the Research Coordinator for The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church. Among the books he has written are Revolutionizing Christian Stewardship for the 21st Century, Equipped for Every Good Work: Building a Gifts-based Church (with Barbara Dick), Beyond Money: Becoming Good and Faithful Stewards, and Vital Signs: A Pathway to Congregational Wholeness. A sought-after speaker and consultant in leadership development and strategic planning, Dan works with annual conferences and congregations across the United Methodist connection as well as a wide variety ecumenical groups.

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