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There's no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team.

Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing. If you are satisfied with those results, you don't need this book. If not, it's time for a change. Like your own personal trainer, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. Here are seven strategic principles that when put into play will bring focus and clarity to everything you do and turn your ministry into a winning team.

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  • Lionel Letcher
  • 13-03-2015

Strategic

This is a powerful book for those who lack the experience and background in planning and structuring ministries.

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  • Enrique Aviles
  • 18-08-2016

Really enjoyed hearing this audio book.

I recommend this book to all leaders that want to make a difference. It's advice is simply yet profound. A great bless to the church of today.

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  • Daniel
  • 11-04-2016

required reading for any ministry

There is no shortage of resources on better ways to do ministry. The question is, are they useful? This book is literally one of the most valuable books written. While it is NorthPoint centric, the principles are timeless. And honestly, if there were more teams focused like NP, would that be a bad thing?

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  • BaptistPreacherRR
  • 18-05-2015

It will get you started on Analyzing your church

This book contains a lot of really good ideas. We can use the seven practices for effective ministry to better define and refine what we are doing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2018

wow! What a difference this could make!

Powerful change is possible with this demonstrated approach! Truth-filled practices backed by a narrative that hold your attention and shows how to apply each example. The choice is up to you.

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  • Craig Good
  • 05-05-2018

Great content and format

The book was awesome for me. I loved the storytelling in the first half to understand the content, then the practical second half to teach you how to use the principles. In the first half, they tell a story of a pastor who unknowingly is set up by a friend to get advice from an established secular leader. He is hesitant to listen to this man but as time goes on he realizes he can learn a lot from his principles. The second half further explains the lessons and gives you ways to use them in your ministry.

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  • MW
  • 14-02-2018

There is some meat here but I found a lot of bones

Andy Stanley is a bit out of my comfort zone but he is someone a person should learn some things from. Not all of his principles do I agree with but he challenged me in some areas I needed it done.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 04-06-2017

Insightful Great must hear/read

The reader spoke very slow. Listen to it at 1.5x. All in all it was very good

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  • Jathan Good
  • 28-10-2015

very insightful and easy to follow

this book does a great job of presenting the principles in easy to understand and ready to apply ways. well done.

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  • jeremiah semmler
  • 20-02-2015

Amazing

This book is very eye-opening us a new ways of doing ministry. If you are looking hot looking at how to make your ministry more effective this is a great book for you