Steering the Church Toward God's Purposes Leadership Guide Download to Print One

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Church leaders, how seriously do you take your responsibility to steer the church toward God's purposes?

Since Jesus points to loving God with all of who we are and loving our neighbor as ourselves as the Greatest Commandments, it makes sense to turn those commands into our church purpose. What greater responsibility can a leader have but to steer the church toward these purposes?

Order this guide, specifically geared toward church leaders, to examine if your leadership practices line up with God's purposes. It will help you examine if everything you do as a leader promotes and exemplifies love for God and people.

This church purpose transcends time and place so no matter where you live or what your background might be, this guide can help you tailor God's purposes to your own church or ministry. We may not all follow the same approach to carry it out, which is why you won't find step by step instruction or answers to every specific issue in the guide, but the basic principles can apply to Christian leaders everywhere.

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Table of Contents:

Content in this leadership guide has been taken in large part from the site. The first five sections address some of the basics and the sixth section runs 25 different leadership responsibilities or tasks through the grid of love for God and others to provide examples of how our church purpose can and should affect all of our leadership efforts.

Identify God’s Purpose for the Church

Indicators That Your Church Purpose is to Love God and Love People

Assess Your Pursuit of God’s Purpose for the Church

Bible as the Grid Through Which You Pursue God's Purposes

Hindrances to being More Purposeful in Your Leadership

Practical Outworking of Your Church Purpose

budgeting & church finances
change management
church discipline
church growth & health
committees, boards, ministry teams
conflict management
facilities management
job (ministry) descriptions
record-keeping and reporting
safety issues
staff evaluations
strategic planning
team building
time management
vision casting & goal setting

Some of what we need to know about this topic has already been covered in the Church Purpose Ministry Manual. We do not want to repeat material already provided in another resource. This guide specifically looks at the topic through the eyes and responsibilities of leaders whereas parts of the Ministry Manual could be suitable for use with the entire church body if desired. Consider ordering the Church Purpose Bundle which includes both resources.

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