Leading the Team-Based Church How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders a Leadership Network Publication

ISBN-10: 0787941190
ISBN-13: 9780787941192
Edition: 1999
Authors: George Cladis
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Description: A Leadership Network Publication In Leading the Team-Based Church, George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy, but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

A Leadership Network Publication In Leading the Team-Based Church, George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy, but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He reminds us that today's cultural environment--where authority has basis in trust, innovation reaps rewards, and spirituality takes root in life and work--has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches, Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership, enabling pastors, congregational leaders, and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team. Cladis, pastor of a fast-growing mainline congregation, demonstrates how cultural changes affecting all our institutions--not just the church--are making it easier to adopt this new model of leadership. Cladis's practical advice will enable ministry teams to work together in ways that both embody the Christian message and call forth the full creativity and love of the entire team. "Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like."--Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University

The Biblical Case for Team-Based Ministry: Reflecting the God We Serve
Learning the Circle Dance of God
Building on a Receptive Cultural Environment
The Dance of Leadership: Building Graceful Ministry Teams
The Covenanting Team
The Visionary Team
The Culture-Creating Team
The Collaborative Team
The Trusting Team
The Empowering Team
The Learning Team
Epilogue: A Word of Encouragement
Resource: Two Examples of Staff Covenants
References
Index

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