Item description for The Equipping Church: Serving Together to Transform Lives (Leadership Training Network) by Sue Mallory...
Overview A comprehensive look at how to mobilize lay members of your church into effective gift-based teams, illustrated with successful examples.
Publishers Description Picture your church as a place where the priesthood of believers finds its expression in creative and powerful ways. Picture leaders and staff equipping and unleashing people to minister in ways consistent with how God designed them. Think of the effectiveness, vitality, and contentment that come when the body of Christ nurtures itself through the healthy give-and-take of each member. In The Equipping Church, Sue Mallory describes the benefits, the structure, and the culture of an equipping church and shows how your congregation can become one. This book is about limitless possibilities. Think 'vision.' What might your church look like if its members became vital, fully empowered partners in ministry? How can you help them discover and release their full potential? How would their roles change--and yours? AN EQUIPPING CHURCH IS A CHURCH WHERE: * pastors and leaders enable church members to share in ministry * people s gifts, talents, and life callings are matched with areas of service * ministry opportunities are recognized and developed * the culture encourages the growth of a broad array of ministries *a well-designed system addresses needs of every kind, both individual and corporate *the pastor doesn t have to be all things to all people Unpacking insights and principles uncovered by Leadership Training Network over the last several years, Mallory helps you customize an equipping system and culture in your church. You ll proceed from preparation (what you need to know), to foundations (what you need to change), to construction (what you need to do). In the process, Mallory takes you inside the story of her own church, Brentwood Presbyterian, to observe the different stages of their trial-and-error journey and how it has transformed their approach to 'doing church.' See how they dealt with various concerns that arose along the way, and meet men and women whose lives have been changed because Brentwood took the ministry road less traveled. Each chapter includes a section of 'Equipping Principles, ' questions for discussion and reflection, and a summary of different equipping churches from around the country. With the accompanying Equipping Church Guidebook, this book will be a mile marker in your church--and the gateway to a more effective and biblical approach to ministry."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.17" Width: 6.24" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Leadership Training Network
ISBN 0310240670 ISBN13 9780310240679 UPC 025986240677
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More About Sue Mallory
Author of The Equipping Church and co-author of The Equipping Church Guidebook, Sue is celebrating her 19th year in full time ministry. Sue served as the founding Executive Director of Leadership Training Network (LTN) for eight years and more recently as the Directional Leader and Executive Director for Leadership Connection. Sue is currently serving as Executive Consultant for Church Volunteer Central, a division of Group Publishing. Sue continues to consultant and train nationally on the vision and mission of an equipping church. Additionally, Sue has served as adjunct faculty at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Guest Lecturer at Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently serving as adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary. In 1985, Sue developed the office of Lay Ministry at her local church, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, where she served in a volunteer capacity as its full-time director for eight years, part-time Director of Leadership Development for two y?
Spanish Language Biography: Autor de 'The Equipping Church' y co-autor de 'The Equipping Church Guidebook.' Sue esta celebrando su 19 anos en ministerio. Sue sirvio como la directora ejecutiva de Leadership Training Network (LTN) por ocho anos y mas recimiente como la lider y directora ejecutiva de Leadership Connection. Actualmente elle sirve comoc consultor ejecutiva para Church Volunteer Central, un division de Group Publishing. Sue continua a consulatr y ensenar nacionalmente sobre la vision y mision de la igelsia que equipa. Ademas, Sue ha servido como facultad del adjunto en el seminario Teologico del Bautista de la puerta de oro, conferenciante de la huesped en el seminario Teologico de Princeton y esta sirviendo actualmente como facultad del adjunto en un seminario Teologico de Fuller. En 1985, Sue desarrollo la oficina del ministerio puesto en su iglesia local, la iglesia presbyterian de Brentwood, en donde ella desempeno servicios en una capacidad voluntaria como su director a tiempo completo por o?
Reviews - What do customers think about Equipping Church?
Pleasure in Using Our Gifts Dec 14, 2006
The Equipping Church is one of the best books I have ever read on what it means to use our God given gifts as members of the body of Christ. Sue Mallory doesn't sugar coat the time, effort and faith that is involved in building the kind of community many churches long for, but are unsure how to create. Ms. Mallory lays out the path her church followed in the process of moving toward and becoming a faithful place in which they could be God's people. The stories she shares are personal, sometimes heart wrenching, but always authentically filled with grace. Ms. Mallory makes me want to dig in and do the work to which I am called.
The definitive text on lay ministries Nov 3, 2001
Sue Mallory, one of the nation's leading experts on lay ministries has written the definitive text. This book, along with the companion guidebook, show churches how to recruit, train, and support volunteers. She gives the vision for an alive, involved church and tells you how to get there. I could not recommend it more highly.
The definitive text on lay ministry Nov 1, 2001
Sue Mallory, one of the nation's leading experts on lay ministry has written the definitive text on the subject. This book along with the companion guidebook, give a step by step process for empowering and enabling a church's members to engage in meaningful ministry.Topics include how to recruit volunteers, how to discern people's talents and gifts, how to train people to serve in ministry and how to support and nurture those people.Up until now most of this material has been available only in workshops or on tapes. It is great to have the complete plans for a lay ministries program in one book. (Actually, two with the guidebook).