All churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations areeager for new models of leadership development. Cole uses the lifeand leadership lessons of the Apostle Paul to show how to developleaders who are skilled, dedicated, and always open to learningfrom experience.Cole, a trusted, innovative authority, uses the four journeysof Paul to shows how leaders can grow to be more influential.A publication from the acclaimed Leadership NetworkPaul, the original “church planter,” was veryinstrumental in the growth of Christianity—and a perfectmodel for today’s leaders.
Shows how Paul’s leadership developed over the course ofhis life to get better and better with time and maturity—andhow they can do the same.
In this book Neil Cole (author of Organic Church, ChurchTransfusion and Journeys to Significance) and PhilHelfer, co-founders of Church Multiplication Associates, will firstpoint out that change is possible with God, but only with God. Inthe second half of the book they will lay out some of the actualpractical considerations to weigh if you want to release realorganic health in your church.
Using multiple examples of very different kinds of churches thathave been through the process, the authors present ways thatleadership and practices need to change in order to release organicchurch movements from their midst. Chapters cover:Leadershifts necessaryDetoxification from dependence issues.How to ignite change virally.How to grandparent movements.How to measure success in movements.
This book (another in the Leadership Network series) appliesorganic life principles to established churches with practical helpthat is holistic and natural. The content in this book will behelpful whether you are pastor of an established church or wantingto revitalize a small organic church.
Jesus didn’t die and rise from the dead so that we can belike everyone else in the world. Our faith is more than just abetter doctrine or a bigger goal with a capital giving campaign; itis a better life. Jesus is the difference, and what a difference hemakes...don't be satisfied with less.
Today's world needs a revolution. But not a violent one. We've had plenty of those. We need a revolution that changes hearts and minds. Jesus didn't come to earth just to change your Sunday morning routine. He came to change your life every day and in every way.
The Right and Left are growing farther apart each week. Liberal politicians and conservatives are in a moral and political take-no-prisoners civil war. And the expanding divide is evident, not just in politics, but also in the arts, education, business, journalism, science, technology, social services, the military, and even in the faith community.
Today's emerging generation is fed up with an unengaged, judgmental Christianity that is afraid to get its hands dirty with real change but is more than willing to shout at the decaying world from a distance. We simply must take a different stance in this world if we want to make a difference . . . and now is the time.
But what is that stance? And how do we revolutionize our world as Christians?
As author Neil Cole dramatically points out, it's all about One Thing. It's a revolution of love! Grounded in the love found in the new covenant, this book passionately calls the church back to its true spiritual roots and provides tangible examples of how that was done in the past and how we can do it today. One Thing offers an alternative that is biblical, effective, subversive, and loving all at the same time.
It's time for us to trade in our busy religion with so many rules for a one-thing spirituality. That one thing is the love generated by being with Jesus, focused upon Jesus, and letting Jesus leak out in our lives. Jesus was all about transformation and change. He was a revolutionary of the heart, and as his followers, we must bring that radical revolution to our world.
¡VIVA LA REVOLUTIÓN!