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Jeff Noble

I'm a graphic designer turned pastor (or vice versa) living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Fantasy footballer, husband, dad, tech geek, blogger (www.journeyguy.com) and author.

Currently reading

Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life
John Piper
Practicing His Presence (The Library of Spiritual Classics, Volume 1)
'Frank Laubach', 'Brother Lawrence'
Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations (Vintage)
Martin Goodman
Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants
Peter J. Gentry, Stephen J. Wellum
Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History: Complete and Unabridged
C. F. Cruse, C.F. Cruse, Eusebius

Sticky Teams

Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page - Larry Osborne Loved that it was concise, to the point and not wordy. It was also very short on scriptural references. Osborne does use scripture and biblical situations, but he mainly speaks from his earned experience as a leader of a large church for the past 20+ years.He deals with essential, practical issues of church leadership that will effect unity if you don't have a plan. Things like budgeting, letting go a loved, but ineffective staff person, how to clarify roles among staff and other boards, and whether or not your church is developing leaders for the future.It would be well worth the time to buy copies of this book for your staff and primary leadership teams and then have 2-3 meetings discussing through the short questions provided in the back.Intensely practical, and if even a portion of the book is implemented in your leadership structure, I truly believe you'll see an increase in unity and purpose to your team leadership and members.