No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry

B&H Publishing Group
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What if I told you that you were only one step away from unlocking new levels of maturity and growth in your church?

The myth of the silver bullet still exists because we desperately want it to. We all prefer quick fixes and bandage solutions to the long, hard, slow work that produces real change. So the moment we learn about a new ministry or strategy and see its effect in another church, we run to implement it in our own. Unfortunately, this impulse is usually met by opposition, skepticism, and ultimately, rejection.

What if the solution isn't a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church's current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts...leading to macro-changes?

This book explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. As you read, you will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.

 
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About the author

Daniel Im is the Director of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com and LifeWay Christian Resources. He serves as Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville, TN. Daniel is also the co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd ed.) with Ed Stetzer. He has an M.A. in Global Leadership and has served and pastored in churches ranging from 100 to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville. You can find him online at DanielIm.com.
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Publisher
B&H Publishing Group
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Published on
Sep 1, 2017
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781433651557
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Ministry / General
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William P. Campbell
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