Downloaded a great new book this week: Church Leadership Essentials: What Every Pastor Needs to Know by Greg Atkinson. More than a great read, this book is packed with ideas you are going to want to have in your toolbox.
I have to say, I love the way this book is put together! 34 short, extremely practical chapters. This is the kind of book that will make a fantastic “read a chapter a week and then discuss” resource. This may be because the author got his start as a blogger–a very good one. His very readable style makes every chapter a breeze to read.
Another thing I love about Church Leadership Essentials is the fact that this is not theory. Atkinson is a ministry veteran (two decades of experience) and no stranger to the need for practical, real-world leadership.
It may be just me, but I also really enjoyed the present day, ripped from the headlines, feel of every illustration. Some books feel stale and dated when they first come out. Not this one! Everything about it seemed very fresh and definitely up-to-date.
My favorite aspect of the book? I found myself shaking my head in agreement and thinking about sharing it with my team for discussion. If you lead a team, you’ll be thinking the exact same thing. Church Leadership Essentials will make it easy for you to process with a team (paid or volunteers). Even better, working through the content with your team will make them stronger.
If you’re looking for a resource that can help your team take things to a new level, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Church Leadership Essentials. Packed with great insights; I know you are going to be glad you picked it up!