Hit the bullseye : how denominations can aim congregations at the mission field / Paul D. Borden.
By: Borden, Paul DMaterial type: TextSeries: Convergence series: Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, c2003Description: 144 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0687043719 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780687043712 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Church renewal | Christian leadershipLOC classification: BV600.3 | .B67 2003
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1. Finding the right target and hitting it. Key changes for your judicatory -- Two metaphors that hinder change -- A piece of our story -- American Baptist organization -- Judicatory life for American Baptists -- 2. No accountability: no change. Changed expectation demands resources to reach expectations -- Moving from a maintenance model to a faithfulness/fruitfulness model -- Pastors and accountability -- Providing pastoral resources for new expectations -- Holding congregations accountable -- 3. Leadership * leadership * leadership. The changing church and non-changing judicatories -- A new kind of leadership for judicatories -- Leading with mission -- Leading through vision -- Leading with new values -- Leadership and structure -- New leadership for judicatories -- 4. Restoring the congregation to its rightful place. Turning the region around one -- Tools for conducting congregational consultations -- The process of conducting congregational consultations -- Using congregational consultations as a tool for change -- Protecting the risk takers -- Broadening the protection -- Moving from competition to cooperation -- 5. Discovering gold by finding new leaders. Making leadership a value -- Developing shepherds into leaders -- Recruiting new leaders -- Elements of the "growth track" process -- 6. Organizing congregations for mission. Adapting the John Carver model of governance -- A strategy for changing structure -- Theological assumptions -- Mission determines polity -- A final piece of the story.
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