Grow more leaders for a greater harvest! What are the weeds that hinder the natural growth of godly leadership? Are programs, people, and money truly the signs of a successful church? Where can you find an unlimited source of leaders? How do you mentor leaders so that they multiply? In Organic Leadership Neil Cole asks these questions and more, boldly challenging many of the ideas about leadership and church life that we all take for granted. Then he reveals how to grow leaders that multiply naturally. "It has been a very long time since I've read a book on leadership that moved me. Neil takes the person, the context, and God's Word, and mixes them in a powerful way for a life of leadership."--Bob Roberts Jr., senior pastor, Northwood Church; author, Transformation and Glocalization "Organic Leadership will trouble you--but more importantly, it will challenge you. And you should read it because the church could use some troubling and a new challenge."--Ed Stetzer, author and researcher "A prophetic call for a more discipleship-based, grassroots, and inspirational form of leadership in our time."--Alan Hirsch, author, The Forgotten Ways and ReJesus; co-founder, shapevine.com "Neil isn't afraid to examine presuppositions that can paralyze the church."--Dave Gibbons, author, The Monkey and the Fish "You will find insights and tools to help you and your church expand your kingdom reach."--Bob Buford, founder, Leadership Network; author, Halftime and Finishing Well Neil Cole is the founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates (www.cmaresources.org), which has catalyzed the start of thousands of churches around the world. He is an international speaker and the author of Organic Church and Search & Rescue. He and his family live in California.
Is it possible that the division between the clergy and the laity is unnecessary and, in fact, harmful to the church? In Organic Leadership, Neil Cole fervently says yes and shows how this causes great harm to all. But rather than doing away with the clergy, Cole argues that the answer is to raise up organically grown leaders from ordinary Christians and make everyone "a priest." Using examples from modern cinema, personal experience, and the Bible, Cole sets out to change our view of what a leader is and how one is formed. This fresh and revolutionary alternative will transform readers and equip them to challenge themselves and others to find the vision God has for them. Now available in trade paper.
- "A prophetic call for a more discipleship-based grassroots and inspirational form of leadership in our time, and it further proves why Neil Cole is one of the most important voices in the Western church today. - Alan Hirsch, Author, The Forgotten Way
- Powerfully motivates and equips lay people to be leaders