Your church in rhythm / Bruce B. Miller ; foreword by Will Mancini.
By: Miller, Bruce
Contributor(s): Leadership Network (Dallas, Tex.)Material type: TextSeries: Leadership network series: Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011Edition: 1st edDescription: xxvii, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780470598870 (hardback); 0470598875 (hardback)Subject(s): Church management | Time management -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Time | Time -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityLOC classification: BV652 | .M555 2011
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"A Leadership Network publication."
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
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.
9/2012 24.95 (19.96) Gift in memory of Dr. Thomas B. Musser and Dorothy B. Musser.