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Pastorpreneur: Creative Ideas for Birthing Spiritual Life in Your Community Paperback – April 6, 2011

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"If you're developing a new church or being an agent for change in your present ministry, Pastorpreneur will challenge and change you." from the foreword by John Maxwell "Strategic thinker John Jackson pastors the church he started in 1998 and grew to more than 2,000 in less than five years. For those who are hoping to revitalize a current ministry as well as church planters, this is a good book to add to your library." Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox

About the Author

John Jackson is the president of William Jessup University (www.jessup.edu), the co-founder of Thriving Churches International (www.thrivingchurches.com), and the founding pastor of LifePoint Church (www.lifepointnv.com). He has written a number of books, including God-Size Your Church and Finding Your Place in God's Plan.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Biblica Publishing (April 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606571060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606571064
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,219,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. John Jackson is the President of William Jessup University (www.jessup.edu). He is married to Pamela and the father of 5 children. Previously John served in Pastoral and Non Profit Leadership roles. John has written and spoken for audiences across the United States and has made 10 trips to Kenya. John is known for Visionary Leadership, Organizational Development and Strategic Management. To learn more and for FREE resources, visit www.drjohnjackson.com. You may also contact John at jjackson@jessup.edu to schedule him for speaking or leadership engagements.

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Pastorpreneur is a good book for any pastor, deacon, or leader in the local church. This book will challenge you to think outside of tradition and "they way it's always been done" to what is the best way to impact your community for the Glory of God.

John Jackson shares from experience some "outside the box" ideas, including check lists, to help you creatively and effectively reach the un-saved and un-churched. He addresses 5 strategies in the 156 pages of this book:

* Grab the Community's Attention
* Build Strategic Partnerships
* Conduct Faith-Building Events
* Challenge People to Find their Niche
* Multiply Your Impact

While I can't say that I agree with everything he writes, I do think that this book will help strengthen your vision and plan for reaching new "fish for the bowl" rather than just "swapping fish*". (*Page 55)

As the wife of a pastor I walked away from this book being challenged to really focus on reaching beyond my church connections. As the author writes about, it's very easy for the "church goer" to become surrounded by Christians and forget connect with the unsaved by building relationships that will show them the difference in your life.

This book may be a bit wordy at times, but the overall message and challenge is worth your time if you are involved in ministry of any type.
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Business practices to enlarge your church? Baby boomer generation, you do a good job at making money, but this stuff doesn't fly in God's house. Remember what Jesus did when the temple looked too much like the market place? Thanks, but no thanks. The last thing I need is a church that mimics the biz world. You might also want to read Jesus' criticisms of Laodicea.
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