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Where Jesus Leads : Helping Christian Communities to Follow (Paperback) (Jim Gettel)
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What is the difference between a thriving church and one thats staticor even crumbling? The right kind of leadership structure and vision can make all the difference. And the right type of structure and vision doesnt start with the leaders themselves, but with Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
Christian leaders must continually follow Jesus and learn to lead alongside him. In Where Jesus Leads, Jim Gettel draws on Scripture to prepare readers to truly follow Jesus, build communities, make and strengthen disciples, and serve others in this exciting post-Christendom, post-Modern, emergent time. He starts by reviewing basic kingdom truths, giving leaders a solid theological foundation upon which to grow. Then he gives practical tips on how best to love and disciple people within the Christian community, as well as the greater communities. Finally, he equips leaders to nurture and guide other leaders, just as the earliest disciples did.
Where Jesus Leads weaves Scripture and kingdom vision into every section, so readers dont lose sight of the big picture. But practical needs also remain at the forefront, through insights and tools for conflict resolution, organization, and ministry evaluation.
Each chapter includes questions for personal reflection and group discussion. These pave the way for essential conversations about gospel-based objectives and effective leadership practices, both in general and in the readers specific communities. Leadership teams will learn to identify the ways their Christian communities are called to serve, articulate their community visions, involve others, and lead Christian transformation.