A Christianity Today survey identified the most common self-described leadership weaknesses to be in strategizing, visioning, and entrepreneurial skills. But there is a tension that exists between dreaming, vision-casting, and being able to actually pull it off.
What is from God, what is from our own imaginations, how do we recognize the difference, and then what do we do with it?
In Pastorpreneur, President and Pastor John Jackson equips pastors to employ businesslike strategic planning and innovation skills to enhance their congregational leadership. Jackson's practical strategies and grand vision will empower you to explore new methods for maximum impact on your church and community and become the church that you and God dreamed of.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Jackson is the 6th President of William Jessup University located 20 miles outside of Sacramento. He has his PhD from the University of California.
The University has tripled in size in the past 6 years and now has a full suite of undergraduate, graduate, and online degree programs and is regionally and nationally ranked.
He is also an author and speaker about Leadership, Transformation, and Spiritual Growth.
John is married to Pam and they have 5 children, 3 son in loves, 3 grandchildren and a big dog named Max.
If you're thinking your way through developing a new church or being an agent for change in your present ministry, PastorPreneur is worth reading. John Jackson knows what he's talking about because he's lived it
From the Foreword by John Maxwell
"Strategic thinker John Jackson pastors the church he started in 1998 and grew to more than 2,000 in less than five years. His philosophy of ministry involves five key strategies: getting the attention of the community, building strategic partnerships, hosting faith-building events, mobilizing every member, and multiplying your impact. For those who are hoping to revitalize a current ministry as well as church planters, this is a good book to add to your library."
Pastor Rick Warren's Toolbox Review (2/18/04)
"ABC was and in many cases still is the benchmarks for success. Attendance, Buildings and Cash were reportable items of achievement. In Pastorpreneur, my friend John Jackson encourages us to look beyond those mile-markers toward making an impact. Increase your impact footprint by applying John's Pastorpreneurial principles."
Dr. Samuel R. Chand
John Jackson's call for boldness stirs the blood! He challenges pastors and other leaders to follow a practical but proven pathway to make a great church. He focuses on actions that build momentum to make a difference in people's lives now and forever.
Carl George, Consulting for Growth, Diamond Bar, CA
John Jackson is a man of bold action! You see it in his church, his family and his history of developing leaders. In this classic book, he shows us how to told bold action that expands God's Kingdom! John is one of a handful of pastors that I look to as a motivator and a mentor.
Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor, The Journey Church of the City, New York City and Founder, Church Leader Insights