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Creative Church Leadership - J. Adair

Creative Church Leadership

By: J. Adair (Editor), J. Nelson (Editor)

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Published: 5th September 2000
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Following the successful Management and Ministry and Leading Managing, Ministering, this third MODEM handbook explores an issue at the very heart of the Church - how can an ancient institution with so many encumbrances remain a living sign of the Kingdom of God? With all its human weaknesses and tendency to tradition how can it maintain a culture that is constantly open to new challenges and new ways of thinking - which is its vision and calling? Creative leadership is the key and this extremely valuable handbook explores what practical forms such leadership can take.

"The nature of leadership and its importance in the life of the church is a recurring theme in the Councils of the URC. This book has much to add to this discussion, particularly as we continue with the implications of Catching the Vision. It is not an easy read. (...) But that is where its value lies. It does not give easy answers but it certainly raises the questions and carries them forward. Again the sub-title says a says a great deal: On the challenge of making a difference through leadership. The debate on leadership in the church is a necessary debate and we need all the help we can get as we engage in it. This book certainly provides much help."
-- REFORM

Introduction
Overview : passing the ball to youp. 3
A theological reflectionp. 17
One question and ten answersp. 24
Pathways to leadershipp. 32
Can church leaders learn to be leaders again?p. 48
Strategic church leadershipp. 62
Leading without leadership : managing without managementp. 75
Believing in leadershipp. 88
Come and seep. 93
Lessons from the secular worldp. 107
But me no butsp. 118
Leadership with vision : a challenge for the churches?p. 134
Setting the agenda for leadershipp. 146
The one who builds the path cannot make it straightp. 163
Has God stopped? : no creative leadership in the church as long as we have no up-to-date understanding of God's creativityp. 177
Points to ponder or take awayp. 188
The foundation for church leadershipp. 219
A database of resources for church leadership and management from The Lincoln Theological Institute, Manchester Universityp. 225
A review of leadership literature and leadership development centres from The Centre for Leadership Studies, Exeter Universityp. 249
MODEMp. 267
About the contributorsp. 271
Survey reports on resources for church leadershipp. 277
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781853115028
ISBN-10: 1853115029
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: CANTERBURY PR NORWICH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.37