Most leadership in today's churches comes from solo practitioners --individuals who bear the burden of providing all the direction the ministry they direct requires. Inevitably, this results not only in burned-out leaders, but underutilized lay people who merely attend and observe rather than becoming actively engaged in ministry, growing in discipleship, and freeing professional staff to focus on pastoral priorities.
In "The Power of Team Leadership, " noted researcher George Barna demonstrates the incredible difference lay-team leadership can make in a church's ministry. Based on Barna's latest national studies, the book sets forth clearly what churches need to know in order to recruit, train, and deploy lay leadership teams for maximum effectiveness in the Kingdom of God.
About the Author
George Barna earned two master s degrees from Rutger s University and a doctorate degree from Dallas Baptist University after graduating summa cum laude from Boston College. He is the founder and director of the Barna Research Group Ltd., the nation s leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture. A native New Yorker, George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media, research and ministry. He is an award-winning author of more than 41 books, including Boiling Point and Leaders on Leadership among others. He lives with his wife, Nancy, and their three daughters in southern California.
“We have developed an unreasonable notion of what a leader should do. Who could possibly meet such a range of disparate expectations? Leadership works best when it is provided by teams of gifted leaders working together in pursuit of a clear and compelling vision.” –George Barna