In this book, pastor and seasoned church leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of planting and leading churches, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he’d known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from Francis Chan and Larry Osborne, each chapter includes a thought-provoking challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on ‘being and becoming’ versus ‘doing and accomplishing.’ Wayne writes about a healthy integration and balance of personal care and leadership amidst the difficulties of church leadership. Instead of a ‘how to’ book on models and methods, this is a combination of a self-assessment book that challenges leaders’ scorecards of success, encourages leaders to realize that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and provides wisdom for the long haul to position younger leaders for a life of ministry and finish strong.
About the Authors
Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii, which has a weekend attendance of more than 14,500. Wayne is a church planter at heart, having planted more than 108 churches in the Pacific Rim countries of the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and Myanmar. He has also planted churches in Hawaii, California, Montana, Washington, and Nevada. He is the author of eleven books, and he and his wife, Anna, have three married children and four grandchildren. They split their time between Hawaii and Eugene, Oregon, where they have a family farm. SPANISH BIO: Wayne Cordeiro es el pastor fundador de la iglesia New Hope Christian Fellowship, en Honolulu, Hawai, a la cual asisten los fines de semana mas de 14.500 personas. Wayne tiene corazon de fundador de iglesias, y ha fundado mas de 108 iglesias en paises que bordean el oceano Pacifico, como las Filipinas, Japon, Australia y Birmania. Tambien ha fundado iglesias en Hawai, California, Montana, Washington y Nevada. Ha escrito once libros. Wayne y su esposa Anna tienen tres hijos casados y cuatro nietos. Dividen su tiempo entre Hawai y Eugene, Oregon, donde tienen una granja familiar.
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love and the host of the BASIC.series. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California and the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis now lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters and one son. SPANISH BIO: Francis Chan es pastor principal de la Iglesia Cornerstone en Simi Valley, California. Es el fundador del Eternity Bible College y pertenece a la junta de la organizacion Children’s Hunger Fund. Su primer libro, Loco Amor, vendio mas de 175,000 copias su primer ano. Francis y su familia residen en el sur de California.
Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Osborne speaks extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation. His books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, and Spirituality for the Rest of Us. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California. SPANISH BIO: Larry Osborne es autor de libros, pastor y maestro en la Iglesia North Coast, en Vista, California. Es reconocido por ser uno de los pastores mas innovadores de los Estados Unidos. Reside con su esposa Nancy en Oceanside, California.