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Leading the Team-based Church : How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together Into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders (a Publication of Leadership Netw - George Cladis

Leading the Team-based Church

How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together Into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders (a Publication of Leadership Netw

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Published: 19th March 1999
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A Leadership Network Publication<br> <br> <br> <br> In Leading the Team-Based Church, George Cladis issues a clarion call for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership model that is not based on hierarchy, but on a process of collaboration that mirrors the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He reminds us that today's cultural environment--where authority has basis in trust, innovation reaps rewards, and spirituality takes root in life and work--has matured past the need for the hierarchy of traditional church leadership where the pastor had the final say. Through down-to-earth stories from his own experience and those of clergy in both mainline and evangelical churches, Cladis offers an exciting alternative to the traditional forms of church leadership, enabling pastors, congregational leaders, and staff to breathe new life into their ministries and unleash the full potential of the entire ministry team.<br> <br> Cladis, pastor of a fast-growing mainline congregation, demonstrates how cultural changes affecting all our institutions--not just the church--are making it easier to adopt this new model of leadership. Cladis's practical advice will enable ministry teams to work together in ways that both embody the Christian message and call forth the full creativity and love of the entire team. <br> <br> "Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like."--Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University

"Just when it seems that all that can be said has been said on the subject of 'teams', just when one has tired of the gumming of the label 'team' on everything in sight, along comes perhaps the most significant religious book on teams yet published. Cladis juxtaposes the theological and cultural context for team-based ministry in a model presentation of what a conversation between Bible, theology, and culture should look like." (Leonard Sweet, dean, The Theological School and vice president, Drew University)

"I really like the way [Cladis] ties the Trinity to teams. His unique approach-explaining the role of teams through the eyes of the Holy Trinity-offers a new way of understanding how teams can function in the church." (Bill Easum, president, 21st Century Strategies, Inc., and author, Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers)

"Books on leadership tend to run off the road into either the ditch of theory-heavy counsel or the ditch of practice-only ideas. George Cladis avoids both. He stays on the road because he has built successful church leadership teams and he has studied church leadership theory. For him, team leadership is the key to a faithful church." (Terry C. Muck, professor of religion, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

THE BIBLICAL CASE FOR TEAM-BASED MINISTRY: REFLECTING THE GOD WE SERVE.

Learning the Circle Dance of God.

Building on a Receptive Cultural Environment.

THE DANCE OF LEADERSHIP: BUILDING GRACEFUL MINISTRY TEAMS.

The Covenanting Team.

The Visionary Team.

The Culture-Creating Team.

The Collaborative Team.

The Trusting Team.

The Empowering Team.

The Learning Team.

Epilogue: A Word of Encouragement.

Resource: Two Examples of Staff Covenants.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780787941192
ISBN-10: 0787941190
Series: Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 16.35  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1