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Table of Contents | IntroductionLead the Way God Made You: Discovering Your Leadership Style in Children's Ministry
By Larry Shallenberger
God put YOU in a position of leadership in children's ministry for a purpose.This practical guide helps you discover your personal leadership style
so you can maximize your strengths. As you and your ministry team take the reproducible self-assessment test in this book, you'll discover how to make your team more productive...more effective...and more fun!
Feel more comfortable and confident in your leadership role, and make a lasting difference with your colleagues, volunteers, and parents.
Perfect Leaders Need Not Apply. If you occasionally wonder what God was thinking when he put you in a children's ministry leadership role, welcome home.You're among friends.This book is for you--and your team.
Get ready for some fun as you explore...
- How God wired you to lead (hint: it may not be how you think), and
- Why "Perfect Leaders" don't really exist (or get invited to parties).
You'll find simple steps that let you build a successful, effective team that lasts:Photocopy the reproducible Leadership Style Assessment Survey included in the book.Take the quick self-assessment test inside and you'll discover how God made you to lead.Read the book.Then ask your ministry teammates to take the test. (Gift them with each with their own copy of this book!)Share your results and together you'll gain insights that will turbo-charge your ability to work--and lead--together!
Author Larry Shallenberger leads BridgeKids Children's Ministry in Erie, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering children's ministry, Larry was a case manager at a residential mental health treatment center for children and adolescents. Larry has contributed to several ministry resource books and is a frequent contributor to Children's Ministry Magazine.
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