Your church in rhythm / Bruce B. Miller ; foreword by Will Mancini. - 1st ed. - San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011. - xxvii, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Leadership network . - Leadership network series .
"A Leadership Network publication."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Why do church in rhythm? -- Kairos and chronos rhythms -- Discerning your organizational stage -- Recognizing your ministry seasons -- Release expectations -- Seize opportunities -- Anticipate what's next -- Pace your church -- Build mission-enhancing rituals -- Oscillate intensity and renewal -- Rhythm solution process for your church.
"A gentle new way for church leader's to survive stress and burnout. Bruce Miller debunks the idea of balance--basically trying to have it all, all the time. Most churches and their pastors try to do everything at once and feel guilty if any one aspect (worship, ministries, outreach, etc.) is neglected. He replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles. Offers an innovative new model for church leaders. Miller has been influential in the formation and promotion of "Church-Based Training" as in international movement. Offers a proven method for avoiding burnout for church leaders and members by doing the right things at the right time. The author offers much-need help to overwhelmed leaders and shows them how to apply Miller's seasonal/cyclical approach to church life."--
9780470598870 (hardback) 0470598875 (hardback)
Time management--Religious aspects--Christianity
BV652 / .M555 2011