Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission

by Norma Cook Everist (Author); Craig L. Nessan (Author)

This item is part of Prisms: New Insights for Christian Leaders series

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Release Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007
Format: Paperback, 250 pages  6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800620486
Age Level: Leader


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Transforming Leadership sets forth the core values and leadership practices that can bring fundamental transformation to the life of the local church. Based on experience and research, Everist and Nessan explore three dimensions of transforming leadership: (1) how leaders are formed and transformed, (2) how transforming leadership can renew congregations and focus their ministry to do justice, and (3) how congregations can be transformed by empowering all members to use their gifts for ministry.

Committed to the vitality and mission of the congregation, the authors promise neither a quick fix nor easy answers. Transforming leadership, they have found, is deeply rooted in theological conviction, expressed in genuine love for the people one serves, and cultivated through wise practices. The book grapples with challenging congregational dynamics, promotes the ministry of all the baptized, and provides vision for the lasting renewal of the church in mission.

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