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The Five Star Church Paperback – April 22, 1999
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About the Author
Stan Toler is senior pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and hosts the television program Mission Today. For the past ten years he has taught seminars for INJOY Group, a leadership development institute. Toler has written
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This book has captured those principles and talking points in a way that crystalizes how we should strive for exceptionalism in everything we do in church, for God and how we can use real quality principles to achieve it.
The book is written in story form. It lays out a discussion between church leaders and a five star hotel general manager. As the discussion unfolds, the general manager reflects on how he maintains a five star hotel, and how churches can use those same principles. The power of this format is that it reflects real question and answer situations that can be experienced within church leadership.
Each chapter summarizes the thoughts of the chapter (sometimes repeating a bit much) and includes actions to be taken by church leadership. I advise each person within the church leadership read this book, with someone facilitating the process of moving through chapters and developing a long range plan based on the principles. That is, only if you are serious about taking a long, often painful look at what your church does today with a critical eye towards moving even those things you do well to a new level of exceptionalism. The enemy of great is good-enough!
Repetition is sometimes the key to forward movement.