Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2004 - Religion - 286 pages
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Training the next generation of leaders is crucial to spreading the gospel, yet most churches have no formal way of doing this. Why? Tight budgets, small staffs, and a lack of know-how are just a few reasons suggested by church consultants Aubrey Malphurs and William Mancini in this groundbreaking book.
Building Leaders provides real-life examples of ways churches can unleash their true ministry potential by training staff members and laypeople to lead. With step-by-step instructions that can be applied to any church or parachurch ministry, Building Leaders shows readers how to:

- empower, not just train, leaders
- overcome obstacles to developing leaders
- identify emerging leaders
- use biblical models for training leaders
- form a leadership training program to fit any size or budget

Packed with surveys, discussion questions, and a leadership development guide, Building Leaders will encourage leaders to "duplicate themselves" in order to see their ministry grow. It is a perfect resource for ministry students, church leaders, and pastors.

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A Servant Leader
A Credible Leader
A Capable Leader
An Influential Leader
A Followed Leader
A Directional Leader
A A Christian Leader Audit
F Spiritual Gifts Inventory
G Natural Gifts and Abilities Indicator
K Relational Skills Inventory
Leadership Style Inventory
P Churchs Core Values Audit
S PastorOrganization Fit

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About the author (2004)

Aubrey Malphurs is professor and chairman of the Pastoral Ministries department at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also the author of over a dozen books, including Being Leaders, as well as president of The Malphurs Group, a church-consulting firm.

Will Mancini (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is the founder and president of Auxano (, a church consulting ministry whose mission is to navigate church leaders through growth challenges and vision clarity.

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