The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community (Google eBook)
A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focused
The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes congregations must adopt to become truly outwardly focused. This book is not about getting all churches to have an annual day of community service as a tactic but changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community.
This book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership.
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Review: The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the CommunityUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
I am reading this book for a pastors round table in my community. It was okay. Read full review
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So far, thankful for efforts made by Eric Swanson to travel to all these parts of US and now globally to make a difference for His Kingdom! Read full review
Waking Up to a New Day
A Leadership Skill to Master
Attractional and Missional Churches
A WindowSeat Church
Reasons the Church Is Not Engaged
A Timely Look at the Scriptures
Creating Structures for What We Value
What Would Jim Do?
Creating Systems That Influence Behavior
Good News and Good Deeds
More Pearls for Single Moms
Driving or Putting?
Good Deeds and Goodwill
The Tipping Point of Growth
Weight Training in Boulder
Weight Training in Dallas
Building Capacity in Young People
A Different Kind of Senior Year
What the Willow Creek Study Revealed
From Stairstep to Journey
An Even Better Discovery
If You Want to Live Longer
For the Sake of the 98 Percent
The Purpose of Strength
Depth and Frequency of Engagement
Frequency of Engagement
I Need a Prayer
What Kind of Story Have We Been Telling?
The Rest of the Story
The Inciting Incident
The Mandatory Scene
The Importance of the Kingdom
Comparing the Church and the Kingdom
What Is Kingdom Work?
Isnt This Work for the Church?
Becoming Part of the Kingdom
A Kingdom Experiment
The More Compelling Story
If Jesus Were Mayor
Becoming a Pretty Good Church
A Story That Changes the World
The Changing Centers of Christianity
Missionaries from Other Countries
The Big Shifts
Do You Believe What I Believe?
Do You Care About What I Care About?
Churches Sinking Wells
Catalytic Days of Service and Unity
Most Popular Ways to Partner
Why It Hasnt Always Been This Way
Who Else Cares?
What Sustains Partnerships
Changing Who Waits in Boulder
Why You Dont Have to Wear a TShirt with Your Churchs Name on It
The Role of Expectancy
What Can We Learn About Evangelism from Evangelists?
These Church People Are Different
Innovation and Growth
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
What Do You Want to Accomplish?
How to Think like an Entrepreneur
Pulling It All Together
Looking at the Same Thing and Thinking Something Different
Getting Everyone in the Game
How to Tell If You Are Winning
Focus They Choose the Window Seat Not the Aisle Seat
Purpose They Practice Weight Training Not Bodybuilding
Story They Live in the Kingdom Story Not a Church Story
Missions The Few Send the Many Not the Many Send the Few
Partnering They Build Wells Not Walls
Systems They Create Paradigms Not Programs
Evangelism They Deploy Kingdom Laborers Not Just Community Volunteers
Creativity They Innovate Not Replicate
Outcomes Its About the Game Not the Pregame Talk