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7 Practices of Effective Ministry

I read this book, so you don’t have to. Basically all you need is the list of the 7 practices listed on the contents page. There isn’t anything particularly insightful, but just a reminder of the best practices in running any organization.

(In comparison, I like Andy Stanley‘s other book on preaching a lot more: Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication. Highly recommended.)

7 Practices of Effective Ministry
by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones
Multnomah Books, 2004

  1. Clarify the Win
    Define what is important at every level of the organization
  2. Think Steps, Not Programs
    Before you start anything, make sure it takes you where you need to go
  3. Narrow the Focus
    Do fewer things in order to make a greater impact
  4. Teach Less for More
    Say only what you need to say to the people who need to hear it
  5. Listen to Outsiders
    Focus on who you’re trying to reach, not who you’re trying to keep
  6. Replace Yourself
    Learn to hand off what you do
  7. Work On It
    Take time to evaluate your work–and to celebrate your wins

For further interests, check out some of the best quotes from the book and this thorough book review online.

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