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Breaking through growth barriers in new churches

April 25, 2013

Leadership is one of the most critical areas of church planting effectiveness. Church planters must grow, change and develop their leadership style in order to take a church to the next level.

Leadership Network’s concept paper,  Breaking Through Growth Barriers in New Churches: Focusing on Leadership Development, written by Sherri Brown and first released in 2009, explores this important topic. It offers great advice about vision, developing reproducible models, finding the right people, and more.

Here are some sample quotes from the paper:

“Church growth rises and falls on leadership”

“You’ve always got to lead people to the next level”

“Vision without a strategy is just a pipe dream”

“If it falls apart without you leading everyone, you’ve got the wrong people on the team”

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