Team Leadership In Christian Ministry: Using Multiple Gifts to Build a Unified Vision

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Overview

Team leadership is the exercise of one's spiritual gifts under the call of God to serve a certain group of people in achieving the goals God has given them toward the end of glorifying Christ. How is your church or organization governed? Does it have an authoritarian, top-down administration? Is the ministry vision developed by a few top officials, with little input from staff or volunteers?

Today the definition of an effective leader has changed. No longer does the model leader manage like the Lone Ranger--either do it his way or no way. Today the model leader shares responsibility with fellow team leaders and seeks to serve them. In this complete revision of his earlier work, Building Leaders for Church Education, Dr. Gangel carefully lays a biblical foundation for the team leadership model. This leadership is not dogmatic control or personality worship. It has no room for political power plays. Instead, it is Paul gently nurturing young Christians in his epistles. It is Barnabas willingly thrusting others into situations where they develop their own gifts. It is Christ, choosing not one, but twelve men to carry on His ministry. It is servant leadership.

With examples, illustrations, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, Dr. Gangel prods and encourages the reader to move beyond the safety net of autocratic leadership into the rewarding, effective practice of leading with and through others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802490162
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH O. GANGEL (B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Fuller Summer Seminary; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Concordia Seminary; Ph.D., University of Missouri) is a Scholar-in-Residence at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia and the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of a number of books including Team Leadership in Ministry and The Christian Educator's Handbook series. He now resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations of Team Leadership

1. The Context of Team Leadership

2. Unity and Community in the Body

3. A Biblical Theology of Leadership

4. Toward a New Testament View of Leadership

5. Team Leadership in Organism and Organization

Part Two: Roles of the Team Leader

6. The Team Leader as Administrator

7. The Team Leader as Organizer

8. The Team Leader as Decision Maker

9. The Team Leader as Group Facilitator

10. The Team Leader as Board or Committee Chair

11. The Team Leader as Conflict Manager

12. The Team Leader as Change Agent

13. The Team Leader as Motivator

14. The Team Leader as Reproducer

15. The Team Leader as Mentor

Part Three: Functions of Team Leadership

16. Setting and Achieving Goals

17. Planning for the Future

18. Developing Ministry Teams

19. Recruiting and Retaining Leaders

20. Training and Placing Volunteers

21. Supervising Staff

22. Evaluating Ministry Effectiveness

23. Delegating Tasks and Authority

24. Communicating in the Organization

25. Relating to Other Leaders

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