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Externally Focused Quest Becoming the Best Church for the Community

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ISBN-10: 0470500786

ISBN-13: 9780470500781

Edition: 2010

Authors: Eric Swanson, Rick Rusaw

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A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focusedBecoming An Externally Focused Church is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes congregations must adopt to become truly outwardly focused. This book is not about getting all churches to have an annual day of community service as a tactic but changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community. Outlines the ten changes needed for church leaders to transform their churches Presents a highly practical approach that shows leaders how to become more externally focused without having to give up programs that serve members A new volume in the popular Leadership Network SeriesThis book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/14/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.30" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Eric Swanson is a missional leadership specialist with Leadership Network, leading initiatives with externally focused churches that are missionally engaging their communities, cities, and the world.nbsp; He is coauthor of The Externally Focused Church (Group, 2004), The Externally Focused Life nbsp;(Group, 2009), and The Externally Focused Quest nbsp;(Jossey Bass, 2010). He lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his wife, Liz, and enjoys reading, blogging, photography, cooking, travel, and good coffee.

About Leadership Network
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Kind of Day Is Today?
Focus: They Choose the Window Seat, Not the Aisle Seat
Purpose: They Practice Weight Training, Not Bodybuilding
Story: They Live in the Kingdom Story, Not a Church Story
Missions: The Few Send the Many, Not the Many Send the Few
Partnering: They Build Wells, Not Walls
Systems: They Create Paradigms, Not Programs
Evangelism: They Deploy Kingdom Laborers, Not Just Community Volunteers
Creativity: They Innovate, Not Replicate
Outcomes: It's About the Game, Not the Pregame Talk
Notes
About the Authors
Scripture Index
Index