Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are

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Baker Books, Feb 1, 2010 - Religion - 318 pages
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Is it possible that the division between the clergy and the laity is unnecessary and, in fact, harmful to the church? In Organic Leadership, Neil Cole fervently says yes and shows how this causes great harm to all. But rather than doing away with the clergy, Cole argues that the answer is to raise up organically grown leaders from ordinary Christians and make everyone "a priest."
Using examples from modern cinema, personal experience, and the Bible, Cole sets out to change our view of what a leader is and how one is formed. This fresh and revolutionary alternative will transform readers and equip them to challenge themselves and others to find the vision God has for them. Now available in trade paper.
 

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"Organic Leadership will trouble you—but more importantly, it will challenge you. And you should read it because the church could use some troubling and a new challenge."
—Ed Stetzer, visiting
professor of research and missiology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
This is available for pre-order as a Logos Edition, as part of the Baker Leadership Collection.
http://www.logos.com/product/30393/baker-leadership-collection
 

Contents

Foreword by Reggie McNeal
9
Acknowledgments
17
Weeds
29
The Corruption of Christian
45
Protecting the Powerful
56
Contributing to Ignorance in the Name
74
Messed Up from Top
85
False Dichotomies That
97
Correct Leadership Trajectory
164
Authority Worth
175
Christs Life in You
196
Recipes
206
LifeonLife Mentoring Skills
232
Leadership Tools That Multiply
253
The Life Power
268
Payment for Service in
280

Why Some Ministries Suck
113
Growing Leadership
126
Healthy Leadership
140
Goals of Organic Leadership
149
Rare Heroes for a New Day
293
Notes
305
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Neil Cole is the founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates, an organization that has helped catalyze the start of more than a thousand churches around the world. He is the author of Organic Church and Search & Rescue.

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