There’s no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team.Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing. If you are satisfied with those results, you don’t need this book. If not, it’s time for a change.Like your own personal trainer, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. Here are seven strategic principles that when put into play will bring focus and clarity to everything you do and turn your ministry into a winning team.
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"This book begins in parabolic style, and then unpacks the parable with effective leadership principles. What I appreciate about Andy Stanley is his passion to keep ministry simple and focused. Everything has a purpose. This is a great book which presents high end leadership principles from a master communicator."
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About the Authors
Andy Stanley is a graduate of
Dallas Theological Seminary and the founding pastor of North Point Community
Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with a youthful congregation of more than 12,000.
Stanley is the author of the 1998 Foreword Book of the Year finalist Visioneering,
the bestsellers Like a Rock and The Next Generation Leader, and
How Good Is Good Enough? He and his wife, Sandra, have two sons
and a daughter.
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. He is also one of the founding pastors of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. In his role as the executive director of Family Ministry, Reggie developed the concepts of ministry for preschoolers, children, students, and married adults over the course of his eleven years with the church. He wrote Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide and coauthored Seven Practices of Effective Ministries. A graduate of Georgia Southwestern College, he lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his wife and has four grown children.
Lane Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is on staff at North Point Community Church, where he loves to write and participate in the creative process. He holds degrees from Georgia State University and Dallas Theological Seminary.
About Kirby Heyborne
Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.