Extraordinary Leaders in Extraordinary Times: Unadorned clay pot messengers, Volume 1
H. Stanley Wood
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - Church development, New - 188 pages
This book observes distinguishing traits of twenty-first-century clergy who have of established churches that successfully reach unchurched people. It distills the results of a large-scale research project focused on successful pastors of newly-developed churches in seven mainline denominations across the U. S. Drawn from clergy focus groups and a survey of more than 700 effective pastors, this study elucidates key leadership qualities that transcend denominational differences.
Four experts -- H. Stanley Wood, Carl S. Dudley, Darrell L. Guder, and Robert S. Hoyt -- interpret the data, placing the findings in the context of church history, current religious demographics, theories of leadership, and comparison with the FACT study (the largest study of worshipping communities ever undertaken). An extensive addendum provides profiles of successful new churches and denominational differences.
Leadership in New Congregations NewChurch Development from the Perspective of Missional Theology
The TierOne Characteristics of an Extraordinary NewChurchDevelopment Pastor
The TierTwo Characteristics of an Effective NewChurchDevelopment Pastor
What Makes a Difference in FACT?
Guiding Insights from the Research Project
Who These Extraordinary Leaders Are NCD Pastors Responses
Additional Challenges for Women Developers Female Pastors Respond
NewChurch Developers and Their Connection to Middle Judicatories and National Denominations
Annotated Bibliography Based on Chapter Themes