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Look Before You Lead How to Discern and Shape Your Church Culture

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ISBN-10: 0801015073

ISBN-13: 9780801015076

Edition: 2013

Authors: Aubrey Malphurs

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Pastoral ministry is challenging work, especially when a pastor ignores the church's "congregational culture" when seeking to minister to church members or implement changes. Just as a pastor studies to interpret the Scriptures in order to understand and preach the Bible, he or she must interpret the local church culture to better understand and move it toward accomplishing its mission and vision.In Look Before You Lead, trusted church leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs shows pastors how to read their church's unique local culture, how to change or revitalize it, and even how to combine two cultures when one church adopts another. This unique resource approaches leadership and discernment…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Aubrey Malphursnbsp;(PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and President of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting, training and speaking, as well as the author of more than twenty ministry resource books.

The Basics of Congregational Culture
Why Leaders Should Read This Book: The Importance of Culture
What Are We Talking About? The Definition of Culture
What We Do: The Church's Expression of Culture
Why We Do What We Do: The Church's Cultural Values
What We Believe: The Church's Beliefs
How We Respond: The Church's Relationship to Culture
Reading Congregational Culture
Reading the Church: Understanding Its Culture Apple
Reading the Pastor: Discovering the Pastor's Culture
Shaping Congregational Culture
The Church Planter as Culture Architect: Creating a New Church Culture
The Church Pastor as Culture Sculptor: Part 1 Preparation
The Church Pastor as Culture Sculptor: Part 2 Personnel
The Church Pastor as Culture Sculptor: Part 3 The Process
The Church Pastor as Culture Blender: Adopting Established Church Cultures
Behaviors Audit
Core Values Audit
Core Values Statements
Beliefs Audit
Faith Statement
The Culture Matrix: Beliefs, Values, Behavior
Spiritual Maturity Audit
Character Assessment for Leadership
Spiritual Gifts Inventory for Leaders
Temperament Indicator 1
The Personal Profile: The Persuader Pattern
Temperament Indicator 2
Temperament Indicator 2: Further Explanation
Implementation Team Worksheet