The Mission Filter

Raising Mission Consciousness Amid a Crisis

by Barry E. Winders Foreword by Bishop Robert D. Farr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/8/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781664242388
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781664242395
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781664242371

About the Book

These are volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous times for the Christian church. The Mission Filter is one of those Christian leadership books that provides practical advice on how to make difficult decisions and stay focused on the mission. Centered on the prayer of Jesus for his disciples in John chapter 17, The Mission Filter demonstrates how leaders can apply a question or statement as a practical, empowering strategy to stay focused on the mission and be fruitful. With a plethora of issues facing the church today, you’ll find essential principles of Christian Leadership that will help improve your decision-making and help you make the best use of resources. Leadership in an organization is tiring, and without the right filter, you can quickly lose focus on your mission. Imagine what it would look like if your organization had a filter for planning and decision-making? What if your leaders had a question they could ask their teams to keep the process focused on the “why”? We all know people engage more effectively when they understand the “why” behind the “what.” When tensions rise and ideas compete, leaders find that The Mission Filter helps redirect the group's attention so they can make better decisions faster. It gives you laser focus on your mission to tackle every project, initiative, and activity and let God use it to His Glory. Challenges and decisions go hand in hand. Christian Leadership isn’t straightforward, but when you’re facing a pandemic or other crisis, the right filter can create a guidepost to ensure you’re meeting the spiritual needs and physical safety of the people you’re shepherding. The Mission Filter is one of those Christian Leadership books the world sorely needs. It can give business leaders and ministry leaders alike a framework to stay the course and raise up the next generation. A culmination of more than 50 years of ministry successes and failures, it will inspire you to live intentionally and meet the needs of your neighbors around you.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Barry E. Winders is a United Methodist ordained elder who has served in the ministry for 50 years. His book, The Mission Filter, offers wisdom built on years of experience. He gleaned valuable training from Thom Rainer, Tom Bandy, Dan Reiland, and John C. Maxwell. He has served as senior pastor of growing churches in three different states and earned Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate of Ministry degrees. He served as pastor of discipleship and care in his most recent position. Barry lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.