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Overview Are patterns of sinfulness disrupting your church? Liberate your congregation from spiritual bondage by radically transforming it from the inside out! Exploring how infighting can rob a church of vitality and fruitfulness, Anderson and Mylander offer a clear, practical leadership strategy to help you restore and promote union between members of your community. 320 pages, hardcover from Regal.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830737944 ISBN13 9780830737949
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More About Neil Anderson & Charles Mylander
Dr. Neil T. Anderson, Founder and President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries (FICM), is the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 60 books, including The Bondage Breaker(r) (more than 1.3 million sold). His books and ministry have impacted the church all over the world with offices and representatives in many countries. He travels extensively to equip the church so they can establish their people alive and free in Christ.
Neil T. Anderson currently resides in LaHabra Carefree, in the state of California. Neil T. Anderson was born in 1942.
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Clear and Refreshing Jun 19, 2009
Book-Extreme Church Makeover Author: Neil Anderson & Charles Mylander Published: Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2005
This is a book about revitalizing Church. The key theme of this book is that every church that is entangled in conflict and disunity can be redeemed through an 'extreme' makeover. Riding on the success of the previous book: "Steps to Freedom in Christ," the same formula that enables individuals to be liberated is applied to a larger body, namely the church. In other words, the key to any makeover is firstly to 'resolve personal and spiritual conflicts' (7). The challenge is to uncover past hurts and make brave leadership decisions to address them head on. One of the key observations is that 85% of churches surveyed are 'spiritually dead and bearing no fruit at all' (11).
Typical of Neil Anderson's stance, the book relies heavily on recognizing the spiritual forces that lurk underneath any church body conflict. That is the reason for the large emphasis on prayer throughout the book. Anderson and Mylander are spot on in terms of identifying root causes. What are the elements of makeover?
- Protection from the evil one; - Be rooted in Christ; - Clear understanding of what is destructive and what is constructive; - Clear Understanding of roles of pastor, board, members and leadership; - Leadership as a function of 'leader, follower and situation'; - Ministry Model that incorporates Cause-Community-Corporation enclosed together via "Communion in Christ.' - Healing bad memories and tough with past sins; - Leadership
The part I like is the Cause-Community-Corporation model, which was credited to Jim Dethmer's "Moving in the Right Circles" published in the Fall 1992 edition of Leadership Journal.
Communion - described as the ethos of every member and leader of the church to center their lives on Christ; Cause - Sharing the good news with people local and abroad; Community - celebrating relationships; Corporation - wisely administering the resources God has given.
The last segment on leadership is perhaps one of the most crucial. Members of the church must be free to discover their true identity and freedom in Christ. Leadership must provide space and let individuals be free and honest with themselves and the church, without fear or favor. Clearly written, one of the most helpful parts of the book is the leadership strategy portion. The five strategies of Planning, Praying, Preaching, Involving Other Leaders and Active Discussing among members sum up the way to approach a Church makeover. Leaders must be empowered to lead. Followers need to trust and support the leaders as much as possible. Ultimately, any efforts to revitalize the church is not easy step-wise formulas but tough meticulous steps toward self-discovery, corporate trust and constant prayerfulness against the spiritual powers of the world, and the lusts of the flesh.
Setting Your Church Free May 7, 2008
Extreme Church Makeover is one of the best resources available today for churches and pastors who are desperate to experience God's healing and transforming power. The "Steps to Setting Your Church Free," based on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation, provide a refreshingly biblical and exceptionally practical framework for cultivating a spirit of genuine repentance and renewal in the local church. Having tested these truths in the real world of pastoral ministry, I can vouch for their validity. These timeless principles, when applied with courage and compassion, hold great promise for the revitalization of the Christian community in our generation.