Item description for Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church (Ministry for the Third Millennium Series) by Reggie McNeal...
Overview Equipping God's people for the ministry to which they are called can no longer be the responsibility solely of professional clergy. Increasingly we see that a new team of leaders, drawn from the membership of each congregation or its community, is arising to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millenium will present. Yet where, and how, will these leaders be trained?
The church's mission, argues Reggie McNeal, engages every aspect of life. The front lines of the collision between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness are homes, schools, offices, health clubs, civic organizations, and neighborhoods - wherever God's people find themselves. Equipping the church for this mission can no longer be the responsibility solely of professional clergy. A new team of leaders, drawn from the membership of each congregation, must arise to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present. Yet where and how will these leaders be trained?
For the answer to this question, McNeal looks to the first generation of leaders - the disciples gathered around Jesus in a unique learning community. Like that earliest group of Christian learners, our churches must become centers of continual and ongoing learning; they must see the training of a local lay leadership as the starting point for all their ministries.
Drawing on the New Testament picture of the learning community that gathered around Jesus as his explicit model, McNeal offers useful and practical guidance on how churches can recruit, train, and commission leaders from within their own ranks.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1998
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Ministry For The Third Millenniu
ISBN 0687087074 ISBN13 9780687087075
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More About Reggie McNeal
Reggie McNealis the director of leadership development at the South Carolina Baptist Convention. His past experience involves twenty years in local church leadership, ten years in various staff roles, and ten years as a founding pastor of a new church. Reggie has lectured or served as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries, including Southwestern Baptist (Ft. Worth, TX), Golden Gate Baptist (San Francisco, CA), Fuller Theological (Pasadena, CA), Trinity Divinity School (Deerfield, IL), and Columbia International (Columbia, SC). In addition, Reggie has served as a consultant to local church, denomination, and para-church leadership teams, and as a seminar developer and presenter for thousands of church leaders across North America. He has also provided resources to the United States Army Chief of Chaplains Office, Air Force chaplains, and the Air Force Education and Training Command. Reggie's work also extends to the business sector, including The Gallup Organization. Reggie has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals, including Leadership and Net Results. His books include Revolution in Leadership (Abingdon Press, 1998), A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2000), The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2003), and Practicing Greatness: Seven Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2006). Reggie's education includes a B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Reggie McNeal currently resides in Columbia, in the state of South Carolina. Reggie McNeal has an academic affiliation as follows - Columbia, South Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church (Ministry for the Third Millennium Series)?
Good Book May 6, 2007
Good read and had some really good insights and knowledge of how and what it takes to follow Christ.
A Must Read! Mar 11, 2000
If you are a church leader and are tired of the status quo, read this book. Reggie McNeal challenges us, not with new ideas and programs but with a fresh view of what made the early "apostolic" church so vibrant and relevent to its day.