Brad Boydston on LeadershipNext

kinnon —  April 5, 2006 — Leave a comment

Dr. Eddie Gibbs is the Donald A. McGavran Professor of Church Growth in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. Brad Boydston has been reading Gibbs’ book, “LeadershipNext: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture”:

Eddie Gibbs’ recent book… is a great tool for church leaders who are trying to get their bearings in this era of rapid flux (and mounting fluff!).

Brad bullet points the key thoughts and findings in Gibbs’ book and then comments:

Gibbs is on the mark. If we’re going to have an impact on the world as it exists today (as opposed to yesterday) we’re going to have to rethink and retool — adapt and change the way that we lead the church. This is a tall order because the church itself has invested a lot in infrastructure (buildings, programs, institutions…) which were designed with the previous generation in mind. People worked hard to get things to the way that they are (and not so long ago) — and there is enough growth to lull us into thinking that we’re making a difference. But we’re suffering from a kind of ghetto thinking that keeps us from seeing the bigger picture.

This book would be good to read alongside Al Roxburgh’s The Sky is Falling: Leadership in Transition.

Read Part One and Part Two of Brad’s review.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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