Monday, October 1, 2012

Review - Take the Lid Off Your Church

I just finished a newly released eBook - "Take the Lid Off Your Church: 6 Steps to Building a Healthy Senior Leadership Team" by Tony Morgan. Tony is a church strategy consultant, a former executive pastor, and a really smart guy. I really enjoyed the book, as it provided great clarity regarding the benefits and role of a senior leadership team within a church context. Many churches now are seeing the value in team-based leadership, modeled right from the top. However, for many churches it is a new or foreign concept.

The book addresses some critical questions such as:
  • When should you begin building a senior leadership team?
  • What are the roles of this team?
  • Who should be on the senior leadership team?
  • How does this team empower other leaders in the organization?
  • What should the senior leadership start and stop doing? What’s their focus?

This an e-book that is a quick and easy read. It is a great resource for church leaders, especially lead pastors and existing senior leadership teams who want to get it right. My favorite part was Tony's explanation of the seven essential roles of the team which cannot be delegated. Highly recommended - it's available for the Kindle at Amazon for less than three bucks.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tony Morgan Live for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Elisabeth Walter said...

Dear Laurence,

I saw that you semi-frequently write reviews on books within the Christianity category on Amazon.

My father wrote a book titled, Forgive Me For Waiting So Long To Tell You This. This little book was written for Christians to give to their unsaved friends and family. Readers are provoked to think about themselves, Jesus Christ, and their eternal destiny.

We've recently made the e-book version perma-free on Amazon in hopes that Christians can "loan" it to their loved ones providing a respectful and non-confrontational way to share their faith.

Could I mail you a physical copy of the book to read and potentially review on Amazon?

Thank you and May God bless you!

- Elisabeth

Larry Baxter said...

Thanks Elisabeth, I'm responding by the email you gave. Best wishes on your father's book!