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Experiencing Leadershift: Letting Go of Leadership Heresies [Hardcover]

By Don Cousins (Author)
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"Fueled by the drive to be bigger and better, today's church has adopted principles and practices created by the corporate world. The result is a toxic mix of the spiritual and the secular, where success is measured in numbers, and pastors are encouraged to become CEO superstars. In short, the world is influencing the church. How do we get back to a biblical foundation for leadership and church development? Trusted and best-selling author Don Cousins will take you on a groundbreaking exploration of what makes a church leader successful. Lead using the gifts God has given you. Fulfill your calling to be a leader who equips others for the work of service. Experience God's blessings as you carry out His work, His way"--P. [4] of cover.

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Fueled by the drive to be bigger and better, today's church has adopted principles and practices created by the corporate world. The result is a toxic mix of the spiritual and the secular, where success is measured in numbers, and pastors are encouraged to become CEO superstars.

In short, the world is infl uencing the church. How do we get back to a biblical foundation for leadership and church development?

Trusted and best-selling author Don Cousins will take you on a groundbreaking exploration of what makes a church leader successful. Lead using the gifts God has given you. Fulfi ll your calling to be a leader who equips others for the work of service. Experience God's blessings as you carry out His work, His way. Related Products: Experiencing Leadershift Application Guide with DVD
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Studio: David C. Cook
Pages   268
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.19" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.13 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2008
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  1434768546  
ISBN13  9781434768544  


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More About Don Cousins


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Former associate pastor and one of the founding leaders of Willow Creek Community Church, Don Cousins has been equipping leaders for more than thirty years. He is the coauthor of the Medallion award-winning, gifts-based curriculum study "Network." Don resides in Holland, Michigan, with his wife, MaryAnn, and their three children.
Bruce Bugbee is the founder and president of Network Ministries International. He is also an executive for the Far West Region of the Reformed Church in America. He emphasizes leadership development and gift-based ministry teams throughout the country and in all kinds of churches. He is the author of "What You Do Best in the Body of Christ" and "Discover Your Spiritual Gifts the Network Way" (Zondervan).

Don Cousins currently resides in South Barrington, in the state of Illinois.

Don Cousins has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Walking with God


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Detecting Organizational Heresy  Jan 31, 2009
What a great book for church leaders. The author's chapter on Organizational Heresy, which in itself is ample justification for purchasing the book, is being used by our leadership team as a guide to right and Biblical thinking on how a church elder board should function and be evaluated. Too often churches adhere to what Cousins describes as the institutional model as contrasted to the Biblical model. The superiority of the Biblical model as described and explained by Cousins is so far superior that return to the institutional model would clearly be, well, unbiblical.
 
Experiencing Leadershift  Dec 1, 2008
Experiencing LeaderShift: Letting Go of Leadership Heresies
This book was and will be of tremendous importance and significance to me. The principles offered in this book should be used as a litmus test when accessing the effectivness of church leadership. This book has been read by key members of our leadership team and will hopefully be the catalyst to significant biblically based change in our team.
 
Don gets leadership  Aug 31, 2008
Don totally understands leadership in today's world. His assessment of leadership is relevant in both the church and the corporate world. A must read for anyone in proximity to leadership....all of us.
 
Are You Making God Famous?  Jul 29, 2008
Some years back, when Don Cousins did a faithfulness/fruitfulness self-assessment, he reluctantly gave himself a two out of nine score. He wrote, "Suddenly I knew: I was about to get pruned." You absolutely must read this book.

Don Cousins sees leadership from one of the most unique perspectives in North America. After 17 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church (including the role of associate pastor), he began consulting with other churches and megachurches in 1992.

So with this year's media hubbub about Willow Creek (see the video at RevealNow.com "Bill Hybels Responds to `Willow Creek's Huge Shift'"), you'll miss the whole story--the important story--if you don't also read some of the historical context from Cousins, along with his biblical insight and personal reflections on leadership.

In his book, Cousins thoughtfully attacks leadership heresies and addresses the high price of heresy, the success heresy, the credit heresy and the organizational heresy. His original thinking--steeped in humility and biblical thinking--will get your attention.

A pastor friend borrowed my book this month and preached on the four questions (four F's) from the "The Success Heresy" chapter. Cousins asks: 1) Are you being faithful? 2) Are you bearing fruit? 3) Are you fulfilled? 4) Are you making God famous?

The Results Bucket is one of 20 buckets in my book, Mastering The Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Non-profit. Cousins asks the ultimate results question, "How do you know you're being successful?" What's the measurement in your organization? Are they the right ones? For more help, read Bill Hoyt's book, Effectiveness by the Numbers: Counting What Counts in the Church.


 
Soon to be a classic  Jul 17, 2008
This book is soon to be a classic for those who desire to create a "serving church." This book is well written and filled with practical suggestions.
 

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