Charismatic Leadership and Missional Change

Mission-Actional Ministry in a Multiethnic Church

By Craig S. Hendrickson

Foreword by Dr. Michael O. Emerson

Charismatic Leadership and Missional Change

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  • ISBN: 9781532678196
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 3/16/2020
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

Charismatic Leadership and Missional Change

Mission-Actional Ministry in a Multiethnic Church

By Craig S. Hendrickson

Foreword by Dr. Michael O. Emerson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532678196
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 3/16/2020
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

Too often, the solution sought by many struggling churches is to make the homerun hire—to find the charismatic leader who will take them to the promised land of growth and vibrant ministry. While this strategy occasionally pays off, it has overwhelmingly failed as seen in the hundreds of churches across the United States that close their doors annually. Is it possible that there is another way forward for those seeking to lead local congregations into missionally vibrant ministry, especially those located in multiethnic urban areas?



In Charismatic Leadership and Missional Change, one church’s journey from a struggling, primarily Anglo congregation of less than 100 members to becoming a missionally vibrant, multiethnic church of more than 700 attendees with no clear ethnic majority documented. The charismatic leadership style that drove this change is discussed and critiqued, as well as the adaptive challenges that have arisen in the church because of it. An alternative approach—interpretive leadership—is proposed as a different pathway forward in response to these challenges. The result, the author suggests, will be to empower the diverse, everyday people of God to participate in God’s mission in exciting and surprising new ways.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Get ready for a paradigm shift in how you approach leadership, change, and multiethnic ministry. A shift grounded in both scholarship and biblical reflection that can help guide the church into a future of greater health and impact.”

—Steve A. Brown, President, Arrow Leadership, author of Leading Me: Eight Practices for a Christian Leader’s Most Important Assignment



“Multiethnic and missional, transgenerational and economically diverse, and passionate for Christ to reach all peoples. . . . Craig provides a winsome, personal, practical, and reachable path for many churches to experience the fullness of the local church as he has experienced it.”

—Eric C. Redmond, Associate Pastor of Preaching, Teaching, and Care, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois

Contributors-

Craig S. Hendrickson
Dr. Michael O. Emerson

Bio(s)-

Craig S. Hendrickson is Associate Professor and Program Head for the Urban Ministry and Evangelism and Discipleship majors at the Moody Bible Institute. He also serves as a leadership partner and trainer with the Arrow Leadership Program, and has sixteen years of ministry experience as a pastor, campus minister, and urban leadership coach and consultant.

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