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Overview Is it possible that the division between the clergy and the laity is unnecessary and, in fact, harmful to the church? In Organic Leadership, Neil Cole fervently says yes. But rather than doing away with the clergy, Cole argues that the answer is to raise up organically grown leaders from ordinary Christians and make everyone "clergy."
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2009
Publisher Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
ISBN 0801013100 ISBN13 9780801013102
Availability 0 units.
More About Neil Cole
Neil Cole is an experienced and innovative church planter and pastor. He is the founder of the Awakening Chapels, which are reaching young postmodern people in urban settings, and a founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates. He is the author of several books including Organic Church and Church 3.0, both from Jossey-Bass. Neil blogs at www.cole-slaw.blogspot.com.
Leadership Network, a division of OneHundredX, seeks to accelerate the impact of 100X leaders. Since 1996, Leadership Network Publications have presented thoroughly researched and practical concepts from leading thinkers, practitioners, and pioneering churches. www.leadnet.org.
Reviews - What do customers think about Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are?
A "must read" for those in organic churches Mar 7, 2009
I found myself saying a resounding "Yes!" on almost every page of this book. Neil Cole has written a classic on the subject of church leadership. This is not the typical book on the CEO model of church leadership, but is about a return to the New Testament style of servant leadership where the leader has died to his own agendas and programs, and instead is helping others to fulfil God's vision for their lives. Neil has raised more leaders for the harvest than anyone else I know. I thoroughly recommend his book.
Tomorrow's church today Feb 17, 2009
A Theology of Church Leadership Organic Leadership is an important book. The renewal movement of the 70's identified the flaws in the institutional church and called for a return to more a biblical and authentic shared life for the Christian community. That was a good initial step, and many biblical essentials were identified then. And hesitant steps toward renewal were taken in many churches. But the weight of institutional forms and expectations shaped by decade upon decade of "doing church" the wrong way was too great. Today however is a new day. The yearning for reality is causing many to question and to leave our churches. And the churches, having lost their way, like the ordained leadership and the schools which purport to prepare it, flail blindly. That's why this book, and others explaining the growing "organic church movement" are so significant. True Christian leadership emerges only from a rightly functioning church. And this book places the development of leaders in the context, and for leadership of, rightly functioning churches! I highly commend the book, and others are produced by those in the organic church movement. They are sharing with us how to recover the dynamic that swept through the world with the Gospel, and are modeling for us all what the church can be once again. Lawrence O (Larry) Richards