Unlearning Church: Just When You Thought You Had Leadership All Figured Out

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You were born to be an original, not a copy. So was your church. It's time to break the rules...about the church...about leadership...about penetrating postmodern culture with God's purposes. It's time to unLearn "church." In this book, Mike Slaughter, Chief Dreamer of the renowed Ginghamsburg Church, shares a liberty non-model for emerging churches. Churches that lovingly dare to shoulder spiritual and prophetic leadership in our rapid-change culture. Led by leaders who want to flourish in their giftedness and God-given purpose-those not satisfied with being a leadership "clone." unLearning Church will equip you to:

*Recognize how your specific call and distinguishing gift mix can serve as a dynamic catalyst for visualizing and creating alternate pathways of ministry in your community.
*Articulate God's ancient purposes to today's postmodern world.
*Gaze boldly beyond franchised church models to a clear vision for how the Holy Spirit is empowering you and your church to demonstrate the kingdom of God.
*Create environments where people can become radical followers of Jesus Christ.

Find and follow God's directive for your church. Go beyond knowning and believing God's truth to experiencing and demonstrating God's Presence. Break the rules. Start unLearning "church."

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Michael Slaughter, Chief Dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church, is a catalyst for change in the worldwide church. His dynamic teaching, heart for the lost and innovative approach to ministry has led Ginghamsburg Church to outgrow all paradigms for a church in a cornfield. Mike's call to "afflict the comfortable" and "comfort the afflicted" will challenge attendees to wrestle with God and their God-destinies.

Warren Bird researches cutting-edge churches and works with their leaders to multiple their evangelistic and disciple-making impact. He has collaboratively authored or edited 10 books and more than 100 magazine articles on topics of church health, church growth, evangelism, or small groups.

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If you want to know what kind of church is emerging next, read this book. -- Kirbyjon Caldwell, Senior Pastor, Windsor Village UMC

The well-researched messages of unLearning Church should be carefully heeded. -- George H. Gallup, Jr., The Gallup Organization

You'll discover truths that'll have you shouting for joy, and then be compelled to your knees. -- Wayne Cordeiro, Senior Pastor, New Hope Christian Fellowship

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