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Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2009-2012 - Nominations and Leadership Development
Identifying, Equipping, and Deploying Spiritual Leaders for the Mission of the Church
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“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The heart of local church ministry is in its lay leadership. Identifying, developing , deploying, and evaluating Christian spiritual leaders who serve from their strengths and gifts is a key to the life and vitality of the congregation. Look for this and more:

  • A biblical/theological basis for the ministry of leadership
  • Building the lay leadership s team
  • The responsibilities of the pastor and team members
  • How to get started and work together
  • Identifying the congregation’s gifts and leadership qualities
  • Developing and empowering people for mission and leadership

The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.


  • Church Council
  • Pastor
  • Pastor Parish Relations
  • Finance
  • Stewardship
  • Trustees
  • Lay Leader/ Lay Member
  • Leader Selection & Development
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Small Membership Church
  • Christian Education
  • Adult Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Family Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Advocates for Inclusiveness
  • Church and Society
  • Church Historian
  • Communications
  • Higher Education & Campus Ministry
  • Mission
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry

“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.

Adult Ministries

The adult ministry life span is the greatest and most diverse of any age level because it can encompass seven (or more) decades. An adult ministry that includes all adults encourages people to grow and mature in faith so they may be vital disciples for a lifetime. Look for this and more:

  • A biblical-theological basis for adult ministry
  • The role and responsibilities of the adult coordinator
  • Stages of adult development
  • Working on a comprehensive adult ministry
  • Ministry issues unique in young, middle, and older adulthood
  • Starting new classes and groups

The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.

  • Church Council
  • Pastor
  • Pastor Parish Relations
  • Finance
  • Stewardship
  • Trustees
  • Lay Leader/ Lay Member
  • Leader Selection & Development
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Small Membership Church
  • Christian Education
  • Adult Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Family Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Advocates for Inclusiveness
  • Church and Society
  • Church Historian
  • Communications
  • Higher Education & Campus Ministry
  • Mission
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry

“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.

COMMITTEE ON LAY LEADERSHIP

The heart of local church ministry is in its lay leadership. Identifying, developing , deploying and evaluating Christian spiritual leaders who serve from their strengths and gifts is a key to the life and vitality of the congregation. Look for this and more:

  • A biblical/theological basis for the ministry of leadership
  • Building the lay leadership s team
  • The responsibilities of the pastor and team members
  • How to get started and work together
  • Identifying the congregation’s gifts and leadership qualities
  • Developing and empowering people for mission and leadership

The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.


  • Church Council
  • Pastor
  • Pastor Parish Relations
  • Finance
  • Stewardship
  • Trustees
  • Lay Leader/ Lay Member
  • Leader Selection & Development
  • Small Group Ministries
  • Small Membership Church
  • Christian Education
  • Adult Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Family Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Advocates for Inclusiveness
  • Church and Society
  • Church Historian
  • Communications
  • Higher Education & Campus Ministry
  • Mission
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Scouting & Civic Youth-Serving Ministry

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780687647712
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Saddle-Stiched - # of wires 2
    • ISBN 13: 9780687647712
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2008
    • Format: Other
    • Page Count: 32
    • Width: 9.00 inches
    • Height: 9.00 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.56 pounds
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