HELPS FOR MISSIONS PASTORS
ACMC’s David Mays has pulledtogether some of the best helps pages regarding the role of missions pastor. The following are subject titles from his web site:
- When you need a missions pastor
- Where to find a missions pastor
- Considerations for finding a missions pastor
- Profile of a missions pastor
- Job description for a missions pastor
- Orientation for missions pastors
- Toughest issues for missions pastors
- Leadership obstacles for missions pastors
- National Association of Missions Pastors (NAMP)
- Local Networks of Missions Pastors
MISSIONS COMMITTEE/TEAM TRAINING
HOW TO BEGIN AND MAINTAIN A MISSIONS COMMITTEE
Why should your congregation begin a missions committee and, if you already have one, why should you make certain that it remains a vital force in the life of the congregation? Experience teaches us that the churches with the greatest affect on the world’s lost are those that appoint a qualified group of people to coordinate the missions outreach of the church. Based on this fact, how can you begin a vital missions ministry?
SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR EVERY PROJECT by Rick Warren
Though this article was written with pastors in mind, its principles of leadership and teamwork are applicable to all.
MONDAY MORNING LEADERSHIP (8 MENTORING SESSIONS YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS), by David Cottrell (Click here for pull quotes)
BOOKNOTES by David Mays
ACMC’s David Mays provides reviews of hundreds of books on his site, many of which fall under the subject of leadership (click here for David’s leadership favorites list). You can also sign up at this site to receive new booknotes every week by email.
LEADERSHIP LETTERS (An excellent source of leadership related articles
LEADERSHIP ARTICLES by John Maxwell
THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGE
UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, by Dr. Malcom Webber
An excellent twelve chapter study on the web.
LEADING STRATEGIC CHANGE: BREAKING THROUGH THE BRAIN BARRIER
by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen (Click here for book review) (Click here for Amazon’s pdfs of this book including chapter 2, a good read)
LEADING CONGREGATIONAL CHANGE : A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY
by Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, James Harold Furr
“This is a landmark book for churches and change. Effecting change is never easy in congregations. Leading Congregational Change is a practical guide for congregational leaders that includes spiritual wisdom and its application from the best thinkers of our day.” (Bob Buford, founding chairman, Leadership Network)
BOOKNOTES & REVIEWS OF BOOKS RELATED TO CHANGE
This link will take you to a helpful list of “favorite” change-related books and some with extracted quotes, compiled by David Mays of ACMC. For a complete listing of May’s book notes click here.
44 LESSONS ON CHURCH LEADERSHIP FROM LYLE SCHALLER: COMPILATION by Thomas F. Fischer
There are a considerable number of pullquotes within this document that relate to “change dynamics”.