Lead Like a Shepherd: The Secret to Leading Well

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Thomas Nelson #ad - Pastor, author, and leadership consultant unpacks instruction for church leaders found in 1 Peter 5:1-4 where they are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them. Some instruction is timeless. A shepherd never allows one sick lamb to destroy the flock. A shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. When leaders truly understand peter's words of exhortation to lead like a shepherd, then they will begin to see the path that leads them to Leading Well.

The best, and in particular, most practical advice comes from the Bible, 1 Peter 5:1-4. Osborne finds the parallels to be numerous, well-worth reviewing and understanding anew. A shepherd leads them to water even when they fear it. Regardless of the age in which we live, certain instruction carries no expiration on its relevance.

Lead Like a Shepherd: The Secret to Leading Well #ad - It's in this short passage where leaders are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them. Unfortunately, most modern leaders have precious little experience tending sheep, and many of the implications that were well understood when Peter penned these words are lost on today's reader. Pastor, and leadership consultant, author, Larry Osborne has discovered this to be the case with instruction on how to be a good leader.

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Sticky Leaders: The Secret to Lasting Change and Innovation Leadership Network Innovation Series

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Zondervan #ad - Most books on innovation make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization. In sticky leader, you’ll learn:how to foster innovation’s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovationHow to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competencyThe six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid themThe three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor .

But the simple fact is that when it comes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on. Respected pastor and author, creativity, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, Larry Osborne, new ideas, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, and problem-solving.

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Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page

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Zondervan #ad - No doubt, “how did it get this way?”with practical and accessible wisdom, you’ve asked yourself, Larry Osborne explains how it got this way. Now with warm encouragement and penetrating insights he shares his secrets to building and maintaining a healthy and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul.

. Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. He exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage even the best intentioned teams. As the pastor of north coast Church he’s walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process. Whatever your role, conflict, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings.

Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page #ad - Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. Then with time-tested and proven strategies he shows what it takes to get and keep a board, staff, and congregation on the same page.

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A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God: Spirituality for the Rest of Us

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Multnomah #ad - An updated edition with two all-new chapters, and a fresh look, a new introduction, this book challenges widely accepted ideas about what it means to know God and offers fresh paths for pursuing genuine spirituality. This practical guide speaks to those who are weary of formulaic faith or who are haunted by nagging doubts about the church, as well as those who find the traditional spiritual disciplines impractical or even agonizing because of their personal wiring.

Easy to read but filled with challenging ideas, committed Christians, this book provides a spiritual foundation for pastors and teachers, and anyone interested in discovering God for themselves but wary of predictable paths.

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Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture

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David C Cook #ad - Larry osborne has served as a senior pastor and teaching pastor at North Coast Church—one of the ten most influential churches in the country—since 1980 Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in babylon, god is in control in thriving in babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture.

He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. Sound familiar? his name was daniel, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, and with the power of hope, he changed an empire while he was at it.

Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture #ad - Osborne is the author of numerous books, including Accidental Pharisees. Dr. He and his wife live in Oceanside, California. They have three grown children. Here pastor osborne looks at: -      why panic and despair are never from god-      what true optimism looks like-      how humility disarms even our greatest of enemies-      Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen-      How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, everything changes – not only in us, and the promises of Jesus, but also in our world.

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Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences

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WaterBrook #ad - An influential pastor, but also to alter outcomes, podcaster, and thought leader believes it's not only possible to predict life's hardest moments, overcome challenges, and defeat your fiercest adversaries. Founding pastor of one of north america's most influential churches, compromise, pride, irrelevance, disconnectedness, burnout, Carey Nieuwhof wants to help you avoid and overcome life's seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, and emptiness.

These are challenges that few of us expect but that we all experience at some point. If you have yet to confront these obstacles, Carey provides clear tools and guidelines for anticipation and avoidance. On the other hand, if you already feel stuck in a painful experience or are wrestling with one of these challenges, he provides the steps you need to find a way out and a way forward into a more powerful and vibrant future.

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Sticky Church Leadership Network Innovation Series Book 6

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Zondervan #ad - Topics include: why stickiness is so important why most of our discipleship models don’t work very well Why small groups always make a church more honest and transparent What makes groups grow deeper and sticker over time Sticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

. Sticky church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry.

Sticky Church Leadership Network Innovation Series Book 6 #ad - In sticky church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. It’s a strategy that enabled osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.

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Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith

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Zondervan #ad - While recent calls for radical christians have challenged many to be more passionate about their faith, the down side can be a budding arrogance and self-righteousness that “accidentally” sneaks into our outlook. In accidental pharisees, bestselling author Larry Osborne diagnoses nine of the most common traps that can ensnare Christians on the road to a deeper life of faith.

Rejecting attempts to turn the call to follow christ into a new form of legalism, he shows readers how to avoid the temptations of pride, and hypocrisy, legalism, exclusivity, Larry reminds us that attempts to fan the flames of full-on discipleship and call people to Christlikeness should be rooted in love and humility.

Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith #ad - Christians stirred by calls to radical discipleship, but unsure how to respond, will be challenged and encouraged to develop a truly Christlike zeal for God. Zealous faith can have a dangerous, dark side.

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Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential Series

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Zondervan #ad - Authors dave ferguson a chicago pastor and church planter and Warren Bird an award-winning writer make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others, who in turn do likewise. Become that rare breed of leader who brings change into our world by sacrificially investing in others who become the heroes.

A practical tool accompanies each of the five practices, with several illustrations for how to use it. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand,  Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership, but in doing so you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication.

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Exponential Series #ad - Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker. In hero maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential. Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, help others take ownership,  Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provides strategies for how you can activate gifts, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress.

Besides rich insights from the gospels,  Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders and from established churches to new church plants. By becoming a hero maker, you will join a movement of influencers that are impacting hundreds, thousands and perhaps millions of people around the world.

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Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church Church Flywheel Series Book 1

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unSeminary #ad - Rich’s system is what they are lacking. Super simple. Are you ready to see your church impact more people than you have ever before? are you tired of church leadership books that are long on theory but short on practical help? Have you wanted to reach more people in your community but you weren't sure where to start? Are you worried that your church isn't reaching its full potential? "Church Growth Flywheel : 5 Practical Systems To Drive Growth at Your Church" is full of helpful insights to help your church reach more people starting today!Bestselling author, Rich Birch, has pulled together his own hard-fought experience leading within one of the fastest growing churches in the country as well as over 200 interviews with church leaders from prevailing churches.

What church leaders are Saying About Church Growth Flywheel:“Rich is right again. He presents a treasure trove of best practices and learnings around engaging people in your city with the message of Christ. Momentum is hard to catch, easy to lose, and most important. And what church leader doesn’t want to see more lives changed by Christ!”- Sonja Waltman, Executive Director of Ministries at LCBC Church“Rich brings a wealth of passion, knowledge and experience to the subject of church growth.

Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church Church Flywheel Series Book 1 #ad - That’s why i got excited when I heard he was releasing a book with some of what he has learned. Rich cuts through the theory and offers solid advice and guidance that you can put into action right away. Dan reiland, 12stone church, georgia“rich birch has been reading my mind! After reading the first 15 pages, Lawrenceville, Executive Pastor, I made this book mandatory reading for my entire staff.

Hal seed, chief Mentor at PastorMentor.

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Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Are Urban Legends & Sunday School Myths Ruining Your Faith?

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Multnomah #ad - In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth.

. Respected bible teacher larry osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous, relieved, including: • Faith can fix anything • God brings good luck • Forgiving means forgetting • Everything happens for a reason • A godly home guarantees good kids Get ready to be shocked, and inspired in the pages of Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.

Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Are Urban Legends & Sunday School Myths Ruining Your Faith? #ad - Because the truth is meant to set us free—not hurt us. Until life proves they’re not. But it doesn’t have to be so. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster: confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God.

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