Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Sneeze- Change How to Remain a Strong Leader during Your Church’s Transition By Janice Stinnett

Encourage leaders while going through a church’s transition.
Depend on God to lead the leader in all aspects.
Offer new plans and perspective while leaning on God’s guidance.

Janice Oliver Stinnett developed this material while personally going through her church's transition as the church's treasurer. Some of the topics covered in this book are "Courage in Christ", "New Beginnings in Church Leadership", prayer, recognizing spiritual attacks, peace and submission, and encouragement.

Shew! We are going through transitions and changes! I feel like a runner who has hit the wall and is waiting for a second wind or deciding to quit. As we were flying home to California, I got the email listing this as a book that would be available. Perfect timing! 

Janice asks questions like: What does God require from a leader? What kind of heart do you posses? Where does your passion lay? What desire do you have for your church? Why me?

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

If you are in a time of change, transition, may want to get this book! It provides great advice on how to pray, what to be aware of and peace to come through it.

"If God wants His church to change, it must be needed."

"As the world watches from either inside or outside a church,Christians, you need to make sure you are in the center of God’s will while you go through your church’s transition—or the change."

"Upon accepting the challenge when God calls you into His will, you had better have your whole armor of grace on or you will be scarred from head to toe."

"A mind must change as a person witnesses the truth of hearing or reading the word of God."

"A changed church can only happen when leaders are not lukewarm for the gospel and allow the tabernacle of God to transform the church."

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