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I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church! [Paperback]

By Paul Nixon (Author)
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"God has called all leaders, lay and clergy, to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements. For this reason, I refuse to lead a dying church. And I invite you . . . to join me in refusing, ever again, to lead a dying church. . . This commitment entails six critical becoming aware of the emotions you choices: Choosing Life over Death Choosing Community over Isolation Choosing Fun over Drudgery Choosing Bold over Mild Choosing Frontier over Fortress Choosing Now rather than Later" -from the Introduction

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The author coaches pastors and churches of many denominations across North America, with a special interest in new church development and multi-site congregations in urban areas. The commitment to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements is what this book is all about.

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I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church! by Paul Nixon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Century - 10/16/2007 page 38

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Studio: Pilgrim Press, The
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Pilgrim Press
ISBN  082981759X  
ISBN13  9780829817591  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! (8.7.2012) Kim Shockleyis Team Leader for the Toward Vitality project andhas served the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference and the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.She trains, mentors, and coaches pastors and lay leadership teams nationally. For the past decade she and husband, Gary, have planted new congregations. They currently live in Castle Pines, Colorado.

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Excellent and practical - A must read  May 30, 2008
This is the best ministry book I have read in years. Refreshing and practical insights into what it takes to turn a church around. Written from a pastors view point it hold scads of good information for every church member who wants to see their church thrive. A MUST READ Book
There is more good stuff in these 122 pages than in volumes of "how to" books by 'Mega Church' bestselling authors.
A framework to think within  Mar 19, 2008
Perhaps because I pastor a tiny rural church with no attenders under 45 years of age, I don't think everything in this book will apply to my situation. But I liked it well enough that I am asking the members of my church council to read it. We're trying to assess what kind of a future we can have, and this book offers some options.
I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church, Nixon  Mar 11, 2008
a must read, a guide, a template for all denominations struggling with decreased attendance, budget shortfalls, and His Spirit often missing in the sanctuary. The "job description" for professional and lay leadership. The motivator that can take us from the talk to the walk.

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Lead to Refuse  Mar 3, 2008
This is an amazing book. We are doing a book study on it real soon.
Really got me excited!  Dec 5, 2007
Working with some churches on living out God's mission of making disciples of Christ is just plain hard work. Paul Nixon encourages us, teaches us, and inspires us to get excited about the challange of growing, not dying.

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