Renovate or Die: Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission

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Be the Church Jesus calls us to be.

Bob Farr asserts that to change the world, we must first change the Church. As Adam Hamilton says in the Foreword, “Read [this book] carefully with other leaders in your church. . . . You’ll soon discover both a desire to renovate your church and the tools to effectively lead your church forward.”If we want to join Robert Schnase and claim radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, ...

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Overview

Be the Church Jesus calls us to be.

Bob Farr asserts that to change the world, we must first change the Church. As Adam Hamilton says in the Foreword, “Read [this book] carefully with other leaders in your church. . . . You’ll soon discover both a desire to renovate your church and the tools to effectively lead your church forward.”If we want to join Robert Schnase and claim radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity, we must also engage pastors and motivate churches. We must renovate and overhaul our churches and not merely redecorate and tinker with our church structure.

With straightforward language and practical tips, this book will inspire and help you organize your church for new life on the mission field. Learn how togrow your church and discover thecommitments that denominational leaders must make to guarantee the fruitfulness of local congregations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426715860
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 252,011
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Farr is director of congregational excellence in the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church. Frequent speaker and seminar leader, he is also the author of Get Their Name and Renovate or Die: 10 Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission, both co-authored with Kay Kotan, published by Abingdon Press.

Kay L. Kotan is a credentialed coach, church consultant, speaker and author. She serves on the Healthy Church Initiative Executive Team for the Missouri Annual Conference of the UMC. Kay resides in Kansas City with her husband, Bob and son, Cameron.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Adam Hamilton ix

Introduction: Renovate or Die 1

Section 1 Ten Ways to Renovate Your Church 15

1 It All Starts with the Pastor 17

2 Understand Your Present Reality 24

3 Get the Basics Right 30

4 Create Momentum 36

5 Inspire through Experiential Worship with Life-Application Preaching 42

6 Think Strategies, Not Programs 51

7 Staffing for Leadership 57

8 Disciple with Clear Steps 67

9 Network, Network, Network, and Then Market 74

10 Dare to Simplify the Structure 88

Section 2 Five Strategies for Judicatory Leaders 99

11 Overview: Changing the Conference Culture Robert Schnase 101

12 Strategy One: Reorganize Roles and Resources 116

13 Strategy Two: Provide Every Pastor a Continuous Learning Community 122

14 Strategy Three: Coach for Performance 129

15 Strategy Four: Consult, Evaluate, and Hold Yourselves Accountable 132

16 Strategy Five: Engage Laity 139

17 Conclusion: Be a Five Practices Church 142

Epilogue Doug Anderson 143

Contributors 146

Bibliography 147

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