Change Agents Paperback
A Practical Guide To Entrepreneurship
by Steve Chalke;
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When Steve Chalke was 14 he developed an extrordinary vision to build a hostel, a hospital and a school. Since then he has achieved much more than that through extrordinary, entrepreneurial leadership. In 'Change Agents' you'll uncover 25 leadership lessons he learned as he turned his vision into reality.
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When Steve Chalke was asked to be the senior minister of a dying inner-city church, he knew what he wanted: to make it into a Christian equivalent of a first-century synagogue. A place where community gathered, not just to pray and hear sermons, but to be educated, entertained, and find help.
In Change Agents, the author shares twenty-five lessons he learned during this work. He had to teach himself to respond, not react; say no more than yes, give up being everyone's friend, and accept that any success was only a short respite between two crises.
Employing wry humour, personal examples, and a large helping of practical advice, Steve Chalke reminds us our enterprise, not our caution, with the Word of God is what's rewarded.
Publisher Synopsis: A change agent wants to alter the way the world works. Creative, driven, difficult, these people have visions that they wrench into reality. Steve Chalke turned a church into the hub of its inner-city community. In Change Agents, he shares lessons he learned - hard-won, wryly told, and immensely practical - as his vision took form and life.
Change Agents by Steve Chalke was published by Zondervan in September 2007 and is our 16292nd best seller. The ISBN for Change Agents is 9780310275497.
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Change AgentsHelen Hancox, via The Good Book Stall
In this book Steve Chalke steers a path away from the controversy of his last book and into fairly safe territory - that of the difficulties in running a church or other Christian project in the 21st century. The book features 25 principles that Steve has learned in his years as a pastor and leader of organisations including Oasis, offered in short chunks, usually 3-4 pages each. The principles include things such as "vision and frustration are the same thing" and "success is three days between two crises" and are illustrated by events in Steve's life from which he has learned. This was a surprisingly introspective book and showed very clearly the difficulties of living a life in the spotlight with the criticism and hurtful comments that seem to go hand-in-hand with sticking one's head above the parapet. I had wondered if this would be another American-style self help book but it wasn't that, it read rather more like reflective memoirs of the challenges in running a ministry in today's world. Many of Steve's insights were very helpful, he quotes other writers and notable people such as Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and more and the book is easy to read with Steve's engaging and confiding style to the fore. I would have appreciated perhaps some more depth and exploration of the principles he offers but it was a helpful and enjoyable book.
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|Page last updated||22nd November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Steve Chalke|
|Publisher||Zondervan (September 2007)|
|Number of Pages||128|