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The New Adapters

Shaping Ideas to Fit Your Congregation
Shaping Ideas to Fit Your Congregation
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Learn how new and
young pastors from across the country are translating eight time-tested
principles of church leadership. Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter
introduce each principle and discuss its importance in their ministries.
Author Jacob Armstrong then shows how the principle works in new
contexts today. The New Adapters is full of energy, wisdom, and stories of hope.
“If you have wondered
what adaptive leadership looks like in practice, here it is. Jacob
Armstrong offers a road map for reaching the mission field, writing with
honesty, clarity, humility, and a heart attuned to the gospel. He
invites us into a conversation with Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter
that is both substantial and practical. Gather a team around you and let
this book guide you to become New Adapters!” —Bishop Bill McAlilly,
Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church
The New Adapters
is a fantastic read — a clarion call for what is needed in
congregations today. It will immediately start to shift the way you
think about ministry.” —F. Douglas Powe Jr., Professor and Associate
Director of the Center for the Missional Church, Wesley Theological
Seminary, Washington, DC
“A wonderful,
hopeful, and practical volume for pastors, laity, and judicatory leaders
who want to facilitate and participate in adaptive change. Armstrong
draws wisdom from practitioners while refusing to offer a cookie cutter
for the church.” —Elaine A. Heath, McCreless Professor of Evangelism,
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
“This practical book
should be in every church leader’s library. Armstrong invites us to
reclaim our love for the church, practice Holy Spirit dependence, and
become New Adapters in living the mission of Jesus Christ. Jacob is
calling us toward a new kind of church, one that gives me hope for the
future!” —Bishop Mark J. Webb, Upper New York Episcopal Area of The
United Methodist Church

Know thy audience. It’s one of the most basic rules of communication, and it’s how a new generation of pastors is guiding the mainline churches that are beginning to flourish with a sense of opportunity and hope. The New Adapters by Jacob Armstrong demonstrates how classic principles are being translated in a variety of new contexts and shares how time-tested principles can be used to transform your ideas and practices into effective action in your own context—no matter your congregation’s size or your church’s denomination.

Each chapter begins with an introduction from Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter, two mega-church pastors who know something about hope and vision. Combined with Armstrong’s sense for newness and innovation, this is the book for church leaders who are struggling to know what paths to follow in order to participate in the creation of new, mainline churches for the twenty-first century.

“If you have wondered what adaptive leadership looks like in practice, here it is. Jacob Armstrong offers a road map for reaching the mission field, writing with honesty, clarity, humility, and a heart attuned to the gospel. He invites us into a conversation with Adam Hamilton and Mike Slaughter that is both substantial and practical. Gather a team around you and let this book guide you to become New Adapters!” —Bishop Bill McAlilly, Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church

The New Adapters is a fantastic read — a clarion call for what is needed in congregations today. It will immediately start to shift the way you think about ministry.” —F. Douglas Powe Jr., Professor and Associate Director of the Center for the Missional Church, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

“A wonderful, hopeful, and practical volume for pastors, laity, and judicatory leaders who want to facilitate and participate in adaptive change. Armstrong draws wisdom from practitioners while refusing to offer a cookie cutter for the church.” —Elaine A. Heath, McCreless Professor of Evangelism, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

“This practical book should be in every church leader’s library. Armstrong invites us to reclaim our love for the church, practice Holy Spirit dependence, and become New Adapters in living the mission of Jesus Christ. Jacob is calling us toward a new kind of church, one that gives me hope for the future!” —Bishop Mark J. Webb, Upper New York Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church

 


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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781630883232
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781630883232
    • Publication Date: 04/21/2015
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jacob Armstrong
    • Page Count: 120
    • Author: Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
    • Author: Rev. Adam Hamilton
    • Width: 5.90 inches
    • Height: 0.30 inches
    • Length: 8.80 inches
    • Weight: 0.15 pounds
    • SKU: 9781630883249
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781630883249
    • Publication Date: 04/21/2015
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Jacob Armstrong
    • Page Count: 120
    • Author: Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
    • Author: Rev. Adam Hamilton
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds
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