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Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement / Edition 1

Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement / Edition 1

by Will Mancini, Max Lucado Will Mancini
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Written by church consultant Will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture. In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, thoughts, attitudes, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church's individual DNA and unleash their congregation's one-of-a-kind potential.

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ISBN-13: 9780787996833
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/21/2008
Series: Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series , #23
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 816,834
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


WILL MANCINI, a former pastor, is the founder of Auxano, a national consulting group that works with traditional and emerging churches and ministries of all types around the country. Their mission is to navigate leaders through growth challenges with vision clarity (auxano.com).

ABOUT LEADERSHIP NETWORK The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connects innovative church leaders, providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.

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Table of Contents

About Leadership Network xvii

Foreword xix

Introduction xxi

PART ONE Recasting Vision

1. Unoriginal Sin: Neglecting Uniqueness 5

2. The Fall of Strategic Planning: Obscuring the Essence 17

3. The Iniquity of Church Growth: Caging the Kingdom 27

4. Lost Congregations: How Churches Adapt to the Vision Vacuum 40

PART TWO Clarifying Vision

5. The Good News of Clarity: Why Believe in Vision Today? 51

6. Clarity Pre-Evangelism: Softening Your Heart for Clarity 61

7. The Alpha and Omega of Clarity: The Ultimate Source of Vision 69

8. Hear the Cloud of Witnesses: Learning from Vision Legacies 75

9. Discover Your Kingdom Concept: How to Ascertain Vision 83

10. Take a Closer Look: Navigating Your Discovery Process 99

PART THREE Articulating Vision

11. See with New Eyes: Defining Your Vision Frame 111

12. Carry the Holy Orders: Mission as Missional Mandate 119

13. Feel the Common Heartbeat: Values as Missional Motives 128

14. Show Me the Way: Strategy as Missional Map 136

15. Talk the Walk: Measures as Missional Life Marks 151

16. Frame the Future: Preparing for a Vision Lifestyle 164

17. Speak with New Tongues: Articulating Vision Proper 178

PART FOUR Advancing Vision

18. Wage War Against the Status Quo: From Articulation to Traction 197

19. Meet Long in the Upper Room: The Secret of Attunement 207

20. Transform the Future: Delivering Vision Daily Parting Thoughts 215

21. Resurrect Your Uniqueness: If You Copy Someone Else’s Vision, Who Will Accomplish Yours? 234

Appendix A Logos and Strategy Icon Examples 237

Appendix B Vision Path Examples 243

Notes 247

Bibliography 255

Acknowledgments 259

About the Author 261

Index 263

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