Mission Possible, by Kay
Kotan and Blake Bradford,
has been taken to a new level.
In Mission Possible 3+, Kay
and Blake have re-written
and updated their best-selling
resource for local churches
to better assist congregations
seeking to use the simplified,
structure, often called the one-board model.
The authors remind the
reader that meetings are not ministry. The idea of the
simplified, accountable leadership structure is to focus
on ministry while making meetings fewer in number but
larger in meaning. In this third edition of the bestselling
book aimed at congregational leaders, particularly United
Methodists, the authors provide practical, field-tested steps
to simplify your church structure, practice accountable
leadership, and unleash more people into ministry.
Too often churches try to simplify their structures by
just having less meetings and having fewer people at the
meeting table. But real simplification and accountable
leadership means that meetings – and leaders – are
transformed. Kay and Blake walk you through the three
distinct phases: discern the right path, equip participants
for accountable leadership, and implement both the
technical and adaptive changes to simplify your structure
and align your resources for missional effectiveness.
This expanded and updated version also includes two
new sections: a section chock full of 26 indispensable
resources and an exclusive nearly 40-page brand-new,
judicatory section. This expansive resource is packed with
invaluable tools for leadership board members, pastors,
nominating committee members, and judicatory leaders.
Because of both Kotan’s and Bradford’s deep and on-going
commitment and investment in the evolution of simplified
accountable structure, this resource is expanded in size to
300 pages. The authors share the latest best practices from
working with hundreds of congregations of all sizes and
thousands of leaders from across the nation. This essential
resource is now in a larger user-friendly workbook format
(8.5 x 11) and offers new expansive worksheets, charts,
samples, and checklists to assist leaders in effectively
implementing the model with thoroughness and efficiency.
No church leader will want to lead a post-modern, post-pandemic church without this tool in their hands!