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Church Innovations and Growth: Books That Have Shaped Leadership Network, Part 3

September 25, 2013

Who are the conceptual thinkers that have helped shape Leadership Network's unique approach of moving from ideas to implementation to impact? Since our founding in 1984 we have become the nation’s leading catalyst for connecting innovative church leaders. Our primary conceptual pioneers are Peter Drucker, Everett Rogers, and Lyle Schaller.

Leadership Network's CEO, Dave Travis (pictured right), recently presented a list that he describes as some of the key titles that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our work with our clients (church leaders we serve, also known as innovation partners).

In the last few days we shared Part 1 and Part 2 of this list. Over the next two days we will share two more parts of this list with you (with subsequent issues here: Part 4, and Part 5). We hope you can benefit from this list personally, while also getting a deeper look at the heart and soul of Leadership Network.

Part 3: Church Innovations and Growth                                                                                  

  • Effective Church Leadership – Kennon Callahan
    The theories in this book have proven prescient over time. Some of his thinking applies only to mainline churches. Especially dig into the first half of the book on Missionary Outposts and how Life and Leadership are related.

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