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Take the Lid Off Your Church: 6 Steps to Building a Healthy Senior Leadership Team Kindle Edition

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Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. He's a consultant, leadership coach and writer who helps churches get unstuck and have a bigger impact.

For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). With Tim Stevens, Tony has co-authored Simply Strategic Stuff, Simply Strategic Volunteers and Simply Strategic Growth - each of which offers valuable, practical solutions for different aspects of church ministry. His book, Killing Cockroaches (B&H Publishing) challenges leaders to focus on the priorities in life and ministry. His most recent books on leadership and ministry strategy are available on Kindle.

Tony has also written several articles on staffing, technology, strategic planning and leadership published by organizations like the Willow Creek Association, Outreach Magazine, Catalyst and Pastors.com. Tony and his wife, Emily, live near Atlanta, Georgia with their four children -- Kayla, Jacob, Abby and Brooke.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McQuay on September 28, 2012
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Man, I wish I'd had Tony's eBook about 10 years ago - it would have saved me some of the worst decisions I've made as a leader. But since we can't turn back the clock, I would at least urge you to get your copy & Take the Lid off your Church by implementing its principles.

Probably most of us reading this would agree with Tony's assessment that the Senior Leadership Team is one of the most important factors in a church's growth & health, but I'd be the first to admit I haven't know how to insure the right people were on that team or that the team was functioning for optimal results. This eBook gives you the tools to solve both issues.

This may be the best $3 & 30-minute investment you'll ever make in your ministry!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Hertzler on April 18, 2013
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While everything in this extremely brief "book" is good, the content amount was closer to an article. The sample was not long enough to indicate that this book is relevant only for churches large enough for hiring a staff team. I am disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brent D. Johnsen on October 17, 2012
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Short e-book that gives insights to the structure and expectations of a church leadership team. Basically an expanded blog post that's good, but not revolutionary. The self-promotion of his coaching/consulting business and the name dropping of the vanderbloeman search groups felt awkward and forced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant E on October 10, 2012
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Full disclosure: Tony Morgan sent me a free copy of this ebook to read and review. However, he also gave me complete freedom to write what I really thought about the book without getting his approval. So I got that going for me...

The beauty of "Take The Lid Off" is its simplicity. How many leadership books have I read and thought - that was the best advice that I'll never be able to use. So many times the scale of context is just to vast. Not with this book. No matter the context - big or small, rich or poor - these common-sense (not so common?) principles will help any leadership team. It can be applied for those that are full-time or part-time, paid or volunteer. I like that Tony started with principles instead of stories of huge success or failures.

This book will not clarify your vision or stretch your leaders in their walk with Jesus. It will force your senior leadership to look critically at the "leadership culture" that is present in your church. So many times it is not the theology of a church that is unhealthy. It's the culture of leadership. That's where this book really helps.

Some nuggets from Tony:
Who is on your senior leadership team will shape every other decision.
When it's a team rather than an individual, it leads to a healthier organization.
The senior leadership team needs to model what "healthy" team-based ministry looks like.

What I found most helpful in the book were Tony's 7 questions to identify who should be on the senior leadership team. In fact, in our search for our new hire and in our upcoming Church Council application, I'm going to immediately start asking these questions.

Do they have leadership gifts?
Are they big-picture thinkers?
Are they strategic thinkers?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy Clark on October 1, 2012
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Tony Morgan brings to this book his experience consulting with churches and leaders around the county. What I appreciate most about this book is its brevity. He makes his points well and strongly but without over-explaining or providing endless, repetitive examples. You can read this book in a single setting and I would encourage you to do so. What you don't want to do - and won't I would venture - is finish it in a single session. tony provides practical advice on discerning whether your senior leadership team is the lid on your church's growth. And he doesn't leave the chief leader, the pastor, out of it. I found this a hard read at certain points where I saw my own leadership and my own church painted a bit more accurately than I found comforting.

The book also provides clear ways of assessing the team (and individual leaders) and suggestions for moving ahead. The discussion guide included at the end brings the material to your context and team in a practical way.

If you find this book as useful and thought-provoking as I did, I'd encourage you to look at Tony's other short works on leadership. Their brevity - and this one as well - is no indicator of their usefulness and applicability. Once you've read this one you will want to go farther and deeper.
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By Renelle on June 19, 2014
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A book of direct impact. Very practical. As a Pastor, I commit to implementing the principles found in this book.
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By Andy Ransdell on May 27, 2014
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When leadership is limiting its vital to have practical steps to lift off whatever is preventing growth. This e-book gets to the point & offers great next steps on building a healthy leadership culture.
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By Cosme Pena on May 20, 2014
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This book will change the way you look at your pastors leadership team. It will make you believe in wanting more. It will change the life of your church.
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