Leading Your Congregation Toward God’s Vision

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Introduction to Leading Your Congregation Toward God’s Vision

We live in a world saturated with change, where the only constant is change.  Unfortunately, the church is known to be one of the last places to embrace change.  Some congregations, trying to avoid the reality of a changing world, try to live in the past.  Others attempt to grip tightly to the status quo.  Whether we admit it or not, the status quo is a myth.  In our world, in these times in which we live, everything is changing and at an ever-increasing rate.  

What is needed in a change-saturated world, are leaders skilled in leading change effectively.  This is a work book about leadership in the church and how to lead and navigate, through change, toward God’s vision.  This book, relying upon best practices in both the church world and the business world, will address the relevant issues related to leading change such as: How do you arrive at a vision for the future?  How do you introduce the need for change?  How do you go beyond the first steps of change?  How do you build and sustain momentum?  And how do you lead toward God’s vision as a team?       

Leading Your Congregation Toward God’s Vision is a work book study of the Old Testament leader, Moses.  Moses was an incredible leader of change, leading the Israelites from bondage in Egypt on the long journey to the Promise Land.  Moses’ story is a model for leading change. 

Leading Your Congregation Toward God’s Vision is a study about leadership, but also a Bible study designed for individual leaders, but probably most effective when studied with a group of leaders.  Each chapter has three sections:   

  • An EXPOSURE section where the reader is exposed to Scripture and leadership principles.
  • An EXERCISE section where the reader will be invited to complete an exercise related to the material presented in the Exposure section.
  • An EXPERIENCE section where the reader is encouraged to participate in a group experience.  The Experience section takes the material to an important next level.  Leadership is not a solo enterprise, and it is why I strongly urge readers to involve a small group in this adventure.

One of the emphases in the book is that leadership development is best accomplished in a team environment.  We can all learn from one another.  As you begin to implement some of the leadership principles of this book, I want to encourage you to share your own learning and experiences with me.  You can contact me through brian@brianharpell.com

                                                                                                             Partners in His Adventure,

                                                                                                                                    Brian Harpell