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Sticky Teams

Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page
Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page
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Learn the secrets to building and maintaining a healthy, productive, and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul.

Serving as a church leader can be a tough calling. Whatever your role, odds are you've known your share of the frustration and disillusionment that comes with turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. You may have asked yourself, "How did it get this way?"

With twenty years of front-line ministry experience, Larry Osborne understands congregations (as baffling as they can sometimes be) and he know how the best-intentioned teams can become disrupted and disunified. With this book, he aims to shore up the foundation of a healthy team--what does a unified and thriving church leadership look like and how can it be achieved?

Sticky Teams is divided into three main sections, dealing with key aspects of what it takes to develop long-term, efficient harmony:

  • Landmines and Roadblocks exposes the organizational structures, policies, and traditions that can unintentionally sabotage even the best of teams. You'll discover strategies for managing conflicts and getting around obstacles.
  • Equipped for Ministry explores what it takes to get everyone on the same page and headed in the same direction. Chapters deal with practical tips for board, staff, and congregational alignment.
  • Communication examines what it takes to keep everyone on the same page, with a special emphasis on some especially dicey areas and issues of ministry, such as conversations about money.

Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. As the pastor of North Coast Church, he's walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process of becoming more genuinely unified, and, because of that, better able to carry out God's design for his church.

With warm encouragement and insight, he shares expertise that most pastors and leadership teams learn only from long experience: how to invest the time to create church harmony and how to lead so that unity is maintained long-term.

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Serving on a church board can be a tough assignment. Marathon business meetings and petty squabbling can quickly take a toll. But lay leaders aren't the only ones who find board meetings to be a harrowing experience. So do many pastors.

Larry Osborne is no exception. Six months into a new pastorate, he found himself embroiled in controversy. Old members left as fast as new ones could be added. He and the board seldom saw eye-to-eye on anything.
Troubled and confused, he set out to find some answers. What were the secrets of an effective leadership team? Could a pastor lead without becoming a dictator? What would it take to develop and maintain and unified board? Could it even be done?

Now, after many years of board meetings and hours of research, Osborne applies tested, no-nonsense wisdom to questions like these:
- What roadblocks keep a board from working well together?
- What do you do when a member of the leadership team isn't working out?
- What work should a board handle? What should it definitely not touch?
- How can a leadership team guide a congregation through controversial changes?

A modern classic of church leadership, The Unity Factor shows pastors what it takes to develop a healthy environment of teamwork as leaders pursue God's will for their church.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780310324645
    • Manufacturer: Zondervan
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780310324645
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Larry Osborne
    • Page Count: 224
    • Width: 5.30 inches
    • Height: 0.60 inches
    • Length: 7.90 inches
    • Weight: 0.53 pounds
    • SKU: 9780310576181
    • Manufacturer: Zondervan
    • Author: Larry Osborne
    • ISBN 13: 9780310576181
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
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