Resources on hand for category: Leadership

Northside Uniting Church, Mackay, currently has a Christian Bookstall stocked with resources (mainly books) from Koorong.  What you see here is what we presently have in stock.  As items are sold they are removed from our website.  You may use the “contact us” feature on this website to arrange a time to visit the bookstall.  It is automatically available after church on Sunday mornings, and during youth group on Friday evenings, 6.30-9pm.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongThe Vine Project: Shaping Your Ministry Around Disciple-Making

Colin Marshall, Tony Payne. Paperback. 360 pages.

In this much-anticipated book, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer the question they have been asked countless times by pastors and church leaders all around the world since the publication of The Trellis and the Vine. The question goes like this:

“Look, I’ve read your book, and it expresses what I have always thought about Christian ministry. But as I kept reading, I had this sinking feeling that what actually happens in our church is still a long way from the kind of disciple-making ministry vision you outline and that I believe in. So my question is this: What can we do about it? How can we shape the whole culture of our church around disciple-making?”

In The Vine Project, Marshall and Payne provide a roadmap and resources for this sort of church-wide culture change. The book guides your ministry leadership team through a five-phase process for growth and change, with biblical input, practical ideas, resources, case studies, exercises and projects along the way. You will be helped to:

– clarify and sharpen your convictions (Phase 1)
– reform your own personal life to express these convictions (Phase 2)
– honestly evaluate every aspect of your current church (or ministry) culture (Phase 3)
– devise some key plans for change and put them into effect (Phase 4)
– keep the momentum going and overcome obstacles (Phase 5).

The Trellis and the Vine proposed a “ministry mind-shift that changes everything”. The Vine Project shows how that mind-shift can and must shape every aspect of what you are doing as a congregation of Christ’s people to make disciples of all nations.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongThe Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything

Colin Marshall, Tony Payne. Paperback. 208 pages.

All Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine.

There is vine work: the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ. Vine work is the Great Commission.

And there is trellis work: creating and maintaining the physical and organizational structures and programs that support vine work and its growth.

What’s the state of the trellis and the vine in your part of the world? Has trellis work taken over, as it has a habit of doing? Is the vine work being done by very few (perhaps only the pastor and only on Sundays)? And is the vine starting to wilt as a result?

The image of the trellis and the vine raises all the fundamental questions of Christian ministry:

What is the vine for?
How does the vine grow?
How does the vine relate to my church?
What is vine work and what is trellis work, and how can we tell the difference?
What part do different people play in growing the vine?
How can we get more people involved in vine work?

In The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer these urgent questions afresh. They dig back into the Bible’s view of Christian ministry, and argue that a major mind-shift is required if we are to fulfil the Great Commission of Christ, and see the vine flourish again.

– Publisher

(1 copy)

View at KoorongSticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page

Larry Osborne. Paperback. 224 pages.

In this modern classic of church leadership, Larry Osborne shows pastors what it takes to develop a healthy environment of teamwork, overcome the roadblocks to unity, and work together to lead the church.

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?

(1 copy)

View at KoorongSometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn

John C Maxwell. Paperback. 256 pages.

John Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, he provides a roadmap for winning by examining the elements that constitute the DNA of those who succeed in the face of failure.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongThe Power of the Other: The Startling Effect Other People Have on You, From Boardroom to Bedroom and What to Do About It

Henry Cloud. Paperback. 256 pages.

No matter how gifted or experienced, the greatest leaders depend on the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies and cutting-edge brain research, Dr Cloud shows leaders how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. 253 pages, from Harper Collins.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongEveryone Communicates, Few Connect

John C Maxwell. Paperback. 288 pages.

The world’s most trusted leadership expert takes you through principles and practices that top-notch achievers use to connect with people and reach their goals. The teachings in this book can be applied at work, church, and at home in the family.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongDeveloping the Leader Within You 2.0 (And 25th Anniversary Edition)

John C Maxwell. Paperback. 256 pages.

In this motivational classic – thoroughly revised and with two extra chapters – best-selling leadership author John C Maxwell identifies what sets true leaders apart from run-of-the-mill managers. He sets out five levels of leadership, and offers tips on how to grow through each stage and develop into a truly inspirational and effective leader.

(1 copy)

View at KoorongCourageous Leadership

Bill Hybels. Paperback. 288 pages.

Respected ministry innovator Bill Hybels shares the most important lessons learned by him about Christian leadership in the years he has been senior pastor at the renowned Willow Creek Community Church. Discover leadership strategies that have been proven and refined in the ministry front lines.

(3 copies)

View at Koorong21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

John C Maxwell. Paperback. 336 pages.


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