Change Your Church for Good: The Art of Sacred Cow Tipping

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The church is the hope of the world when it's working right...and therein lies the problem. Most aren't. This has led both Christians and non-Christians to give up on the church entirely; it has led many others to give up on all existing churches-and maybe even start new ones. But all church can and should be transitioned to a new life. A church is never beyond hope.

This book will provide principles and practices that can lead to a resurrection of any church, in any setting. It...

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Overview

The church is the hope of the world when it's working right...and therein lies the problem. Most aren't. This has led both Christians and non-Christians to give up on the church entirely; it has led many others to give up on all existing churches-and maybe even start new ones. But all church can and should be transitioned to a new life. A church is never beyond hope.

This book will provide principles and practices that can lead to a resurrection of any church, in any setting. It will provide the inspiration and information needed to lead a church successfully through the necessary changes of tradition and culture without compromising God's timeless truth. When this happens, the church will once again be what God intended...the hope of the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849918759
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,486,026
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Powell is the Senior Pastor of NorthRidge Church, which attended by more than 12,700 weekly. Under Brad's leadership NorthRidge transitioned from a dying church to an exciting, contemporary church communicating God's Word, and Brad communicates his message of Change Without Compromise as a frequent conference speaker worldwide and as host of his own annual CWC conference. He and his wife Roxann have three adult children.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Churches are Dying...but There's Hope!     15
Here's The Church
Failure Was Not Final: If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere     29
Well-Conceived: Hope of the World     37
Poorly Executed: It's Not Working Right     55
It's All in the Delivery: Change without Compromise     75
Start The Wave
You Gotta Be Crazy: The Right Leader     121
Can't Do It Alone: Investing in Leaders and Building Teams     149
Give Them a Reason: Exposing the Necessity of Change     169
Paint The Target
Help Them See in 4-D: Developing and Implementing a Ministry Charter     181
Can You Hear Me Now?: Communication, Communication, Communication     201
Know What's Killing You: Identifying the Essential Targets of Change     225
Go For It
Make It Fresh: Creating Fresh Opportunities for Momentum     243
There Will Be Casualties: Accepting Short-term Losses for Long-term Gains     261
Double Your Investment: Hard Work and Huge Faith     275
Straight Ahead: Staying the Course     287
Hope Of The World
A Life is Waiting: Lost People Matter to God     299
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