Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Essential Reading!

New from Evangelical Press:
Growing leaders in the church
Gareth Crossley
ISBN 978 0 85234 553 5
Large paperback, 304 pages, £9.95 / $19.90
Growing leaders in the church - book cover
Effective leadership is vital for the health and welfare of the church of Jesus Christ.  A local assembly of believers cannot function in a god-honouring manner unless it has a godly and caring leadership.  When church leaders do their work well, the church will be well.  The health of a congregation depends upon its leaders.

‘This book is designed to ‘train the trainers’, that is, to equip present and future church leaders for their God-given task.  It is not intended as a substitute for the kind of the theological training offered by Bible colleges, but deals with practical issues of church life, in a living church setting, on which it is rarely possible for theological colleges to provide specific guidance.’
Having worked under Dr. Crossley for over 3 years, I know that he not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. Gareth is a model of industry as well as integrity, and produced this book during the busy-ness of preaching every week in two church plants, caring deeply for the flock of God in those places, and the countless other projects he had been solicited for involvement in based upon his reputation for hard work and fruitfulness over the 45 years in which he has been in gospel ministry. The work of identifying and training new leaders has been on his heart for many years, and this book is surely the fruit of plenty of hands-on experience as well as study.

Buy it from here: http://www.evangelicalpress.org/esales/product_info.php?products_id=1849
(I have no idea why the website says "added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 May, 2007" as Gareth didn't finish writing it until the second half of last year!)

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