Bio: Michael Slaughter is senior pastor of Ginghamsburg, a thriving rural church where over 3,000 persons worship each week. He is also author of Spirtual Entrepreneurs and Out on the Edge, both best sellers published by Abingdon Press.
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Our culture constantly shows how leaders have failed--from Bill Clinton's indiscretion to Martha Stewart's deception, from the business collapse at Enron to the military meltdown at Abu Ghraib prison. Many church problems likewise can be traced back to a failure of leadership. Such problems are nothing new. Stories of leadership failures are chronicled throughout the Bible. "If you can't lead yourself, you won't be effective at leading others. Self leadership precedes strategic leadership." With... more info>>
A complete stewardship kit to prepare your congregation for generosity. Outline (7 sessions): 1. The Celebration of Creation 2. The Freedom of Simplicity 3. The Life of Generosity 4. The Trust of Rightful Ownership 5. The Joy of Faithful Stewardship 6. The Faith in Promised Provision 7. The Commitment to Ultimate Sacrifice Target audience: Participants guide: small groups in congregation; with at least the trustees and the church board.
[Publisher Note: eBook does not include CD ROM] Reform always happens on the edge--never from the center. Mike Slaughter offers a wake-up call to congregations about a digital media reformation under way on a global scale. Because this is a life-and-death matter for the local church--which is blinded by a literal emphasis on printed words instead of joyful experience--Slaughter slices through apathy and resistance toward reaching post-literate unchurched people with the gospel. A ministry on the... more info>>
Spiritual Entrepreneurs tells the story of an innovative pastor and leadership team who intentionally led their church to take spiritual risks. By using six principles, renewal can come to any church. These six principles are focus on: (1) Jesus Christ (2) the Bible (3) new forms of worship (4) a commitment to membership (5) equipping lay people for ministry (6) spiritual leadership. Slaughter belives that church leaders are inspired to work tirelessly when they hear or learn of good-news storie... more info>>