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How to hit the ground running : a quick-start guide for congregations with new leadership / Neal O. Michell.

By: Michell, Neal O.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Church Pub., c2005Description: xv, 150 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0898694752; 9780898694758.Subject(s): Christian leadership | Pastoral theology | Church renewal
Contents:
Understanding congregational size dynamics -- Understanding church growth factors -- Understanding leadership -- Establishing yourself as the pastor: how to connect with the congregation -- Discerning your congregation's genesis story to further the mission of the church -- Bringing about change (without wreaking havoc) -- Developing a vestry that makes people want to come to vestry meetings -- Moving your vestry from a micromanaging vestry to a permission-giving vestry -- Developing a staff that will expand the ministry -- Building trust through financial accountability -- Building credibility with tangible results by improving your facilities -- Using the annual parish meeting as an opportunity for motivation and challenge -- Developing worship that helps people engage the presence of God -- Reaching beyond your church by raising your church's profile in the community -- Reaching beyond your church by using missions and outreach as a catalyst for growth.
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Understanding congregational size dynamics -- Understanding church growth factors -- Understanding leadership -- Establishing yourself as the pastor: how to connect with the congregation -- Discerning your congregation's genesis story to further the mission of the church -- Bringing about change (without wreaking havoc) -- Developing a vestry that makes people want to come to vestry meetings -- Moving your vestry from a micromanaging vestry to a permission-giving vestry -- Developing a staff that will expand the ministry -- Building trust through financial accountability -- Building credibility with tangible results by improving your facilities -- Using the annual parish meeting as an opportunity for motivation and challenge -- Developing worship that helps people engage the presence of God -- Reaching beyond your church by raising your church's profile in the community -- Reaching beyond your church by using missions and outreach as a catalyst for growth.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-150).

9/2012 22.00 (17.60) Gift in memory of Dr. Thomas B. Musser and Dorothy B. Musser.

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