The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community
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The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community

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A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focused"The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community" is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes c...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Jossey-Bass
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I found this to be a very engaging and practical resource to help me think creatively and proactively about what an externally-focused church can look like and how to move in that direction. The nine missional concepts were accessible yet inspiring, and the leadership challenge at the end of each chapters asked provocative questions that can help congregations really see how these concepts can apply to their own situations. While I found this book to be extremely helpful, and I will continue to...more
I am reading this book for a pastors round table in my community. It was okay.
A pretty good introduction to the idea of the "missional church" with plenty of practical ideas and success stories. At times a little repetitive and employs more business language than I'm comfortable with, but has lots of memorable quotes, great ideas, and relevant questions that a congregation can ask.
wonderful book about being the best church FOR the community not focusing on the desire to be the best church IN the community. Powerful illustrations and true stories that will inspire and move you to action ... action that will truly transform the world.
So far, thankful for efforts made by Eric Swanson to travel to all these parts of US and now globally to make a difference for His Kingdom!
Chapter 7 on was an amazing book. Great for thinking about how to be the beat church for your community.
Highly inspirational! Read it and discover the joy of ministry!
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