At the encouragement of one of my good friends and with the help of Ben Stroup, three of the eBooks that I released several months ago are now available on Kindle. The two most recent were added just last week. Now, you can immediately download these resources directly to your Kindle reader. And, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow all three eBooks for free. (I’m still a fan of free.)
Each of the eBooks is straight to the point. You’ll be able to read each one in about 20 minutes. They also are designed to read with your teammates. Each of them contain discussion questions for you to use with your staff or volunteer ministry leaders. Wondering what to do at your next staffing meeting? I just did the homework and preparation for you. (You can thank me later.)
Here are the three eBooks in the order that I would review them with your team:
- Developing a Theology of Leadership – There’s a lot of conversation about leadership within the church, but very little of it is based on what the Scripture has to say. This resource was designed to help you begin begin to consider what a leadership development culture might look like in your ministry. It includes simple steps to begin a mentoring relationship.
- Big Churches Getting Bigger – Surprise! This really isn’t about big churches. Rather, the eBook challenges church leaders to consider strategic barriers to growth. Big churches may not be healthy churches. No matter what the size, though, healthy churches should be growing churches.
- The New Traditional Church – You may not say it, but internally you tend to mock the church down the street that’s stuck in the 1950s. Their methods have never changed. They’re a traditional church. Unfortunately, any ministry strategy that once was effective can become a tradition. Whether your church is 20 years old or 20 months old, you may have some new traditions that are limiting the impact of your ministry.
Speaking of staff meetings, I just spent the day with the staff team at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Great church!) That’s part of what I do to resource churches. I spent a couple of hours with the staff leadership team talking about trends. Then I presented a very interactive three-hour session with the entire staff on building and equipping volunteer teams. And, finally, I spoke to over 500 volunteer leaders in the evening and encouraged them to take their next steps in their leadership. I’d love to do the same thing at your church. Let’s chat.
What are the resources you’ve recently used with your staff and volunteer leaders to help equip them to take their next steps? Join the conversation by sharing your comment.