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Access leadership advice and insights from world renowned experts in leadership, such as Stan Toler, Craig Johnson, and Gary McIntosh. This collection of well-known authors offers advice and insights into increasing your leadership effectiveness. With decades of leadership experience between them, these authors will help encourage your growth in all areas of leadership, including management, church growth, and finances.

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Key Features

  • Offers guidance on church management, leadership development, and more
  • Provides leadership advice from today’s most popular experts
  • Guides potential leaders through various pitfalls in ministry

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Power of One-on-One: Discovering the Joy and Satisfaction of Mentoring Others

  • Authors: Jim Stump and Frank Martin
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 192

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When Jesus walked the earth, he focused his energies not on filling stadiums but on twelve handpicked disciples whom he mentored and equipped to carry out ministries of their own. For the past forty years, Jim Stump often sat in cafés on the Stanford University campus, chatting with some of the most talented athletes in the world, getting to know them, walking with them, sharing his life with them, and loving them. He understands that the best way to have an eternal impact on the world is to develop deep and meaningful relationships with a handful of people.

With engaging personal stories and examples from the life of Jesus, Stump shows you how to develop rich mentoring relationships with the people in your life, providing simple steps toward sharing faith and life with those you care about. Inspirational, encouraging, and practical, The Power of One-on-One will increase your impact on God’s kingdom in surprisingly simple ways.

Sharing the faith and providing mentorship, it seems, does not require the pomp and circumstance of a vast arena—a cup of coffee and an open ear will do the trick.

—Pat Williams, cofounder and senior vice president, Orlando Magic

Jim’s discipleship ministry is amazing. He has loved people into a life-changing relationship with his Savior by spending time with them and speaking into their lives in ways that are Spirit-empowered. You will be encouraged and challenged by his story.

—Jay Barnes, president, Bethel University

Jim Stump has been practicing for years what many desire to do. Learn from the one who mastered Jesus’ command to ‘go and make disciples.’

Josh D. McDowell, author, Evidence for Christianity

Jim Stump is the founder of Sports Challenge and has been a one-on-one mentor to many hundreds of Stanford student athletes for over 40 years. He has also served as chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants.

Frank Martin is a frequent collaborator who has written books with such notable personalities as Nicky Cruz, Jerry Jenkins, Tim LaHaye, Dr. O.S. Hawkins, Wally Armstrong, and Jimmy Evans. He is the author or coauthor of 20 books, including Embracing Eternity and Lifelong Love Affair: How to Have a Passionate and Deeply Rewarding Marriage.

Lead Vertically: Inspire People to Volunteer and Build Great Teams that Last

  • Author: Craig Johnson
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 224

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Great leaders build up, not down. When leaders, whether in the church or in the marketplace, inspire their teams with a vision of what is possible, passion meets production and truly great things start to happen. As senior director of family ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston, Craig Johnson oversees thousands of staff members, lay leaders, and volunteers. From his unique vantage point comes Lead Vertically, a fresh look at the importance of building teams when the goal is not only success, but fulfillment. Lead Vertically includes tools and exercises that can be adapted by any leader for teams of any size, as well as tips for recruiting, training, and strengthening teams. Leaders will learn to inspire even when saying no and to build trust personally, not just professionally. People can live with disappointment but not without hope. Lead Vertically shows leaders how to motivate teams by consistently and clearly communicating that the best days are ahead.

Craig Johnson has served in full-time ministry for more than two decades. He is currently the director of ministries at Lakewood Church, one of the largest and fastest-growing church in America, overseeing all pastoral ministries and staff, as well as serving as family ministries pastor. Previously, he served as co-chair for the Los Angeles Billy Graham Children’s Crusade and as children’s pastor at Faith Community Church in West Covina, California.

Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration

  • Editor: James D. Berkley
  • Edition: Revised and expanded
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 560

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This substantial resource offers pastors and church leaders practical insight into the daily issues of running a church. Conceived and compiled by the editors of Leadership Journal, this book covers the full spectrum of ministry practice. This revised and expanded edition of a proven ministry resource contains new contributions from prominent ministry leaders. Contributors include Leith Anderson, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, John Ortberg, Aubrey Malphurs, and many others.

James D. Berkley is the editor of Your Church and contributing editor of Leadership journal. He has served as a pastor for more than 20 years and is the author of Making the Most of Mistakes, Preaching to Convince, and Called into Crisis.

What Every Pastor Should Know: 101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church

  • Authors: Gary L. McIntosh and Charles Arn
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 272

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Pastors and church leaders are constantly faced with tough questions. What size staff does the church need? How many workers are needed in the nursery this month? When is the right time to start a second worship service? How many people should we train for evangelism this year? How does seating and parking impact worship attendance?

What Every Pastor Should Know offers 101 valuable rules and time-tested wisdom to help answer real-life ministry questions. From advertising to facilities to visitation, this valuable book offers the practical help you need, just when you need it most. This comprehensive guide will become one of the most valuable books in your library.

This book is fantastic! There is no doubt that it will be on my shelf as a reference for years to come.

Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources

Every pastor should read this book.

Elmer Towns, cofounder, Liberty University

A wealth of insights for pastors on the day-to-day issues of leading an effective church.

Ed Stetzer, author, Subversive Kingdom

Gary L. McIntosh is president of the Church Growth Network and professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology. He leads seminars and has written 20 books, including The Issachar Factor, Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, and Here Today, There Tomorrow.

Charles Arn is professor of Christian ministry at Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, and president of Church Growth Inc., where he is responsible for research, design, and development of instructional materials. He has 34 years of experience in leading training events for churches and denominations throughout North America and the world. He is known as a leading voice in the church growth movement.

The U-Turn Church: New Direction for Health and Growth

  • Authors: Kevin G. Harney and Bob Bouwer
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 208

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If you’re a pastor, no one needs to tell you that the majority of churches in America are in a state of stagnation or decline. It’s possible that you are ministering in one right now. But there’s hope. In The U-Turn Church, two pastors who turned their churches around show you how to help usher in a new season of health, faithfulness, growth, and vision in your church.

The U-Turn Church walks you through common roadblocks to growth into a hope-filled future. Isn’t it time to begin your own u-turn journey? Here’s the practical help and wisdom born of experience that you need.

Kevin Harney is a voice of both wisdom and experience when it comes to navigating change at a church. What a needed book!

John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Does your church need a u-turn toward stronger health and more effective outreach? Kevin and Bob offer a practical road map on how you can move ahead with the love and message of Jesus.

Lee Strobel, bestselling author, The Case for the Real Jesus

Harney and Bouwer have each led churches through a dynamic u-turn process, and they offer simple and transferable ideas to help your church find health and a new way forward.

—Randy Frazee, senior minister, Oak Hills Church

Kevin G. Harney led Corinth Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan, through a “u-turn” experience from 1993-2006. He is currently senior pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California.

Bob Bouwer has been leading Faith Church in South Holland, Illinois/Dyer, Indiana, through a u-turn experience from 1990 to the present. Bouwer is founder and executive director of U-Turn Church Ministries Inc., which holds conferences to help congregations and denominations move toward health and growth.

Effective Staffing for Vital Churches: The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People

  • Authors: Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittian
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 176

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Well-staffed churches grow. But how do you staff your church for growth in these rapidly changing times?

In Effective Staffing for Vital Churches, two veteran pastors and church growth consultants offer workable solutions that focus on the four core processes vital to church health and growth: bringing people to Christ and the church, retaining them, discipling them, and sending them back out into the world. If you want to multiply the leaders in your church and develop a mission-minded staff that does the same, this is the place to start.

I read everything Bill Easum writes. Bill writes from reality, not theory, and he understands the local church as well as anyone I know. This book is a winner.

Rick Warren, pastor, Saddleback Church

Bill Easum is a longtime friend of mine, and his new book with Bill Tenny-Brittian shares the key principle of effective staffing. You have to grow as a leader and grow a team as you seek to grow a church. This book provides practical, proven ways to do it.

—Dave Travis, managing director, Leadership Network

Effective Staffing for Vital Churches refreshingly provides new wine in new wineskins by taking the biblical mandate that leaders equip others for ministry and then plainly showing you how that can become a reality in your context.

—Scott Musselman, senior pastor, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Bill Easum has served for the past 25 years as a consultant to congregations and denominations through his firm, 21st Century Strategies Inc. He is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books and has personally worked to grow more than 700 congregations.

Bill Tenny-Brittian is a partner in 21st Century Strategies, Inc., and is the managing editor and publisher of Net Results, North America’s most experienced church growth and evangelism magazine. He is the author or coauthor of seven books.

The More-with-Less Church: Maximize Your Money, Space, Time, and People to Multiply Ministry Impact

  • Authors: Eddy Hall, Ray Bowman, and J. Skipp Machmer
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 256

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In challenging economic times, it is no surprise that churches must get creative with their resources. In The More-with-Less Church, the authors of the bestselling When Not to Build propose that church leaders look on these times as opportunities to reconsider ministry practices that may be siphoning time, money, and energy from their churches. Drawn from time tested strategies and experience, this practical resource will help you avoid costly mistakes and maximize the return on investment in ministries, staffing, facilities, and finances.

The conventional church growth wisdom calls for bigger staff, bigger budgets, bigger buildings. The More-with-Less Church shows it’s possible to impact more people without breaking the budget or burning out staff.

—Drew Dyck, managing editor, Leadership Journal

This volume is chock-full of practical insights on how church leaders can free up more money for the real mission of the church—our impact beyond the church in helping people live better lives. The counterintuitive suggestions are just spot on.

—Reggie McNeal, author, Get Off Your Donkey!

Don’t start another program, hire another staff member, lay another brick, or raise another dollar until you read this book!

—Jim Tomberlin, author, 125 Tips for Multisite Churches

Eddy Hall is CEO of Living Stones Associates, a consulting team that since 1980 has been helping churches devise creative facility solutions, save money, improve church health, and increase ministry impact. He is the coauthor of several books, including When Not to Build and leads the staff at Hilltop Urban Church in Wichita, Kansas, a multi-ethnic church serving a low-income community.

Ray Bowman is the founder of Living Stones Associates. As an architect he spent 30 years helping churches build new facilities before turning his energies to helping them make the most of the buildings they already had. The coauthor of several books, including When Not to Build, he continues to consult in retirement.

J. Skipp Machmer over the past 17 years has served on the staffs of two churches, first as Creative Arts pastor and now as executive pastor at Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota. He has guided a church in transitioning from being inwardly focused to being outwardly focused, helped lead his congregation through the transition to multivenue worship, then becoming a multisite church, seeing attendance grow from 500 to over 1500, mostly through evangelism.

Next: Pastoral Succession That Works

  • Authors: William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 224

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Every pastor is an interim pastor. Every church and ministry goes through changes in leadership. Despite this truth, few churches are planning ahead for the day they will face a transition in leadership, and far too many handoffs in leadership end with a dropped ball. But the outcome doesn’t have to be that way.

While there is no simple, one-size-fits-all solution to the puzzle of planning for a seamless pastoral succession, Next offers church leaders and pastors a guide to asking the right questions in order to plan for the future. Vanderbloemen, founder of a leading pastoral search firm, and Bird, an award-winning writer and researcher, share insider stories of succession failures and successes in dozens of churches, including some of the nation’s most influential. Through case studies, interviews, and real-time research, the authors demystify successful pastoral succession and help you prepare for an even brighter future for your ministry.

I pray this book sells a million copies! My dad used to tell me this too: ‘All pastors are interim pastors.’ We’re stewards, not owners. We’re only here for a blip in time, but the church goes on forever.

Rick Warren, founding pastor, Saddleback Church

Every pastor will face a transition at their church, and it will be one of their best chances at leaving a legacy. Next is an invaluable tool for securing a transition that works and a legacy that lasts.

Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Wisdom around pastoral succession is one of the great needs of the church today, so it’s about time this book showed up. I have already sent a copy to several of the elders at my church.

John Ortberg, pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

William Vanderbloemen served for 15 years as a pastor before founding Vanderbloemen Search Group, the leading search firm specifically focused on connecting churches and ministries with the right leadership for their teams.

Warren Bird is research director for Leadership Network, the nation’s leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from ideas to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary.

The Five Star Church: Serving God and His People with Excellence

  • Authors: Stan Toler and Alan Nelson
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 248

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Ever wonder how a restaurant or hotel earns a five-star rating? Is it the people? The location? The service? In most cases, it is all of this and more. Why should your church be any different? The Five Star Church reveals how you can pursue Christian excellence and uphold the Lord’s command to “honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10). It contains tips, tools, and the inspiration you need to build a top-quality church that people will flock to and participate in. Now matter how small your ministry or budget, God can use your church effectively to make everyone feel welcome and cared for—the marks of a five-star church!

Stan Toler is senior pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and hosts the television program Mission Today. For the past 10 years he has taught seminars for INJOY Group, a leadership development institute. Toler has written over 45 books, including Devotions for Pastors, Total Quality Life, and ReThink Your Life.

Alan E. Nelson is a leadership development specialist. He was a pastor for more than 20 years and is the founder/CEO of KidLead, an organization dedicated to training effective, ethical leaders.