Church Is a Team Sport: A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together

Church Is a Team Sport A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together Church Is a Team Sport shows proven ways to push believers new and mature toward growth as both Christians and leaders Through this powerful thought provoking volume ministers both in the congrega

  • Title: Church Is a Team Sport: A Championship Strategy for Doing Ministry Together
  • Author: Jim Putman
  • ISBN: 9780801013027
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Church Is a Team Sport shows proven ways to push believers, new and mature, toward growth as both Christians and leaders Through this powerful, thought provoking volume, ministers both in the congregation and on staff will discover how to expand the church one soul at a time Making disciples is the crux of the Church Is a Team Sport message The plan works Caring for pChurch Is a Team Sport shows proven ways to push believers, new and mature, toward growth as both Christians and leaders Through this powerful, thought provoking volume, ministers both in the congregation and on staff will discover how to expand the church one soul at a time Making disciples is the crux of the Church Is a Team Sport message The plan works Caring for people, following up on stray sheep, and teaching what it means to love God and obey him That s how Church Is a Team Sport transforms Christians from Monday morning quarterbacks into dynamic players.

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    1. Book 1 of Putman’s three very solid books on biblical discipleship (Church is a Team Sport, Real-life Discipleship, and Discipleshift). Of the three books, this one is the most introductory. Despite the cheesy cover, and pretty much every illustration being a sports-related illustration, the content is still very solid.

    2. Putnam is the head pastor of Real Life Ministries, a megachurch in Idaho. Within a period of just eight years, the church grew from a few people to over eight thousand – all in a city whose entire population is only ten thousand. This book lays out the church’s strategy behind the successful expansion, and frames it in sports analogies derived out of Putnam’s background as an All-American wrestler in college. For example, he calls the leaders of the church “coaches,” and the vision/mis [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book by Jim Putman. He matter of factory lays out how his church committed to basic discipleship and leadership principles which resulted in great success for the ministry. There is something here for any church leader or member. The only negative for some might be the abundance of sports metaphors, but I enjoyed them because I am a sports guy. Putman's straight forward delivery gives you a lot to think about and easy ways to wade into some real change in culture and proces [...]

    4. This is a great book to help a church leaders together on the same page. The basic thrust of this book to have a good church ministry is three simple points. 1 If we work as a team on a ministry, it is much better than trying to do it on our own; 2 All ministries have a relational component so make sure that you listen to each other more than talking at each other; 3 God is the captain of the team, so listening to God.

    5. This is one of several books I recommend for developing a team approach to ministry, whether at the church-leadership or group-leadership level. It was one of the books that was a basis for chapter 3 of my book, Small Group Vital Signs "A Healthy Group Shares Leadership with a Core Team."

    6. This book was a refreshing suggestion towards the biblical simplicity of discipleship, offering a more intentional approach to modern day "small groups". The goal is to grow from infants to adults in Christ, becoming disciples who make other disciples. Not perfect, but a great starting point for practicing discipleship in your church.

    7. He is right on with the biblical method of doing and being the church. Discipleship. This book has helped shape the way that I will be doing ministry for the rest of my life. I didn't agree with everything in it, but what I did agree with, was very good.

    8. So, the team analogy is taken to the extreme, but this discipleship strategy appears Biblical and solid. Could have been about 1/2 as long.

    9. Thought the book was good in presenting the need for discipleship and that the body of Christ needs to be involved in making disciples.

    10. Ministers are called to equip the church for ministry. That's the story of Jim Putman's leadership and Real Life Ministries. This book is a helpful guide to intentional, relational discipleship.

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