Item description for The Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everybody by bill hybels...
Overview Hybels makes a clarion call to move beyond volunteer retention to volunteer acquisition. By attracting, connecting, training, and sustaining volunteers, churches will mobilize people into places of service that will bring new meaning to their lives as it advances God's cause upon planet Earth.
Publishers Description The future of the local church is directly tied to its ability to attract, equip, and unleash the potential of volunteers in the church Pastor Bill Hybels sees a new reality on the horizon. There is unprecedented spiritual openness in today s society, and at the same time, increasing economic pressure on the resources of local churches. The solution lies squarely on the able shoulders of God-gifted volunteers. And they are ready for the challenge Once trained, empowered, and inspired, record numbers of volunteers will take on all new levels of responsibility in the local church, creating a volunteer revolution that will transform churches and communities. The Volunteer Revolution reveals how all of this can happen and how churches can unleash vast amounts of untapped potential. Through real-life volunteer stories, Hybels inspires church leaders in their role as equippers while motivating potential volunteers to align themselves with God s mission to change the world. The Volunteer Revolution is also available as an unabridged Audio Pages(r) CD."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310252385 ISBN13 9780310252382 UPC 025986252380
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More About bill hybels
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America. He is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Just Walk Across the Room, Too Busy Not to Pray, Becoming a Contagious Christian, Axiom, Holy Discontent, and The Power of a Whisper. Hybels is chair of the board for the Willow Creek Association, a not-for-profit organization that equips and empowers more than 15,000 Christian churches from 90 denominations. Each year, he convenes the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), a two-day, world-class leadership event that trains 190,000 leaders in 105 countries. With almost two million participants to date, the GLS is the largest leadership event in the world. An exceptional communicator, Hybels speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, personal growth, and building thriving churches. He holds a bachelor s degree in biblical studies and an honorary doctorate of divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife, Lynne, have two grown children and two grandsons."
Bill Hybels currently resides in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Volunteer Revolution?
Encouragement Through Anecdotals! Nov 7, 2006
This combination is great. Not another abstract book with principles of how to do ministry. Rather, Bill Hybels shares stories from the ministry of how ordinary Christians were transformed into true servants of Christ, in their volunteer capacities.
Thank you, Bill. I highly recommend this book to those in ministry.
The Volunteer Revolution : Unleashing the Power of Everybody (Hardcover) Mar 15, 2006
Pastor Hybels spells out what I think is the call for all Christians: to love one another, and to be the servant. The organization of Christians to do the right thing TOGETHER regardless of denomination I believe is the future of Christianity. This book goes into detail on how we can come together through SERVICE. Buy this for your small group leader or your pastor.
We all need volunteers! Aug 18, 2005
Bill again simply tells the story of Willow's need to recruit committed strong leaders. Woven through are personal accounts that motivate the reader to believe we can find those needed volunteers for our churches.
Strong on Inspiration, Weak on Implementation Apr 15, 2005
I agree with another reviewer who in essence said this book paints a great picture of the value of volunteerism, but gives little instruction on how to recruit. Just about everyone who takes the time to read this title will admit that volunteer ministry is a very good thing and should be greatly applauded. The problem however, is that those of us who are leaders would appreciate Hybels doing more than just "preaching to the choir." The people needing to hear the message of this book are the very ones who won't be reading it.
I respect Hybels and have benefited enormously from his other writings. This title unfortunately, doesn't fit his previous high standards. While enjoyable and easy to read, this book provides little help to a frustrated leader with few volunteers.
Good Idea, Bad Execution Mar 24, 2005
The subtitle of The Volunteer Revolution is "Unleashing the Power of Everybody." When I picked up the book, I thought it would be chock full of suggestions for pastors about how to lead a volunteer revolution at their churches. But this book is long on inspiration and short on information. What this book did very well was cast vision for leading a church of energized volunteers. It communicated the importance of mobilizing people to meet needs. What the book did not do well-in my opinion, anyway-was to show how to make the vision a reality. There are suggestions scattered throughout the book, but what I need is a plan. So,thanks, Bill, for showing me why the volunteer revolution is necessary. But next time, please write a book with step-by-step guidance.