Effective Church Leadership: Building on the Twelve Keys / Edition 1

Effective Church Leadership: Building on the Twelve Keys / Edition 1

by Kennon L. Callahan
     
 

"The day of the professional minister is over," proclaims Kennon Callahan. "The day of the missionary pastor has come." These are not words of prophesy but Callahan's insightful assessment of effective leadership in today's church. In this inspiring yet pragmatic book, the author of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church shares a new vision of leadership for the

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"The day of the professional minister is over," proclaims Kennon Callahan. "The day of the missionary pastor has come." These are not words of prophesy but Callahan's insightful assessment of effective leadership in today's church. In this inspiring yet pragmatic book, the author of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church shares a new vision of leadership for the missionary pastor of the twenty-first century. This practical "how-to" manual helps pastors and key leaders develop their leadership competencies by cultivating new understandings and practices. It focuses on the foundational principles for developing leadership on a mission field. "If you are a local church pastor—anywhere—you are on a mission field," according to Callahan. Rather than prescribing one specific blueprint for leadership, he explores the basic principles that underpin effective leadership—leadership that is proactive, relational, intentional, and focused on the mission of God in the world. And he helps pastors and key leaders build on their creativity and imagination in order to revitalize their local churches and advance their missions.Each generation must carve out an understanding of ministry that matches its time. The churched culture that existed in the late 1940s and 1950s is gone. The institutional understanding of top-down leadership no longer works. Leadership in today's church must begin in the mission fields—the local community—at the grass roots. It must address more than those persons who are already participating in current local churches. Rather, it must begin with the unchurched. Leadership on the local mission field must bring in persons new to the Christian life, forming a renewed congregation founded on community, not committees. The way forward depAnds on this new model of leadership. "The day of the missionary pastor has come."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787938659
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Series:
Religion in Practice Series
Edition description:
JOSSEY-BASS
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

THE DAY OF MISSION.

The Missionary Pastor.

The Mission Field.

The Mission Outpost.

THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP.

Life and Leadership.

Life Is a Search.

Leadership, Discovery, Fulfillment.

FOUNDATIONAL SEARCHES, EMERGING TRENDS, AND CONSEQUENCES.

The Search for Individuality.

The Search for Community.

The Search for Meaning.

The Search for Hope.

THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

Leadership Values.

The Leadership Environment.

A Constructive Perspective.

The Evaluation Process.

Leadership Structures.

Missional Structures.

Church Development.

CONCLUSION.

The Way Forward.

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