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Learn the secrets to building and maintaining a healthy, productive, and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul.

Serving as a church leader can be a tough calling. Whatever your role, odds are you've known your share of the frustration and disillusionment that comes with turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings. You may have asked yourself, "How did it get this way"?

With 20 years of front-line ministry experience, Larry Osborne understands congregations (as baffling as they can sometimes be) and he know how the best-intentioned teams can become disrupted and disunified. With this audiobook, he aims to shore up the foundation of a healthy team - what does a unified and thriving church leadership look like and how can it be achieved?

Sticky Teams is divided into three main sections, dealing with key aspects of what it takes to develop long-term, efficient harmony:

  • Landmines and Roadblocks exposes the organizational structures, policies, and traditions that can unintentionally sabotage even the best of teams. You'll discover strategies for managing conflicts and getting around obstacles.
  • Equipped for Ministry explores what it takes to get everyone on the same page and headed in the same direction. Sections deal with practical tips for board, staff, and congregational alignment.
  • Communication examines what it takes to keep everyone on the same page, with a special emphasis on some especially dicey areas and issues of ministry, such as conversations about money.

Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. As the pastor of North Coast Church, he's walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process of becoming more genuinely unified, and, because of that, better able to carry out God's design for his church.

With warm encouragement and insight, he shares expertise that most pastors and leadership teams learn only from long experience: How to invest the time to create church harmony and how to lead so that unity is maintained long-term.

©2010 Larry Osborne (P)2010 Zondervan

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  • V. Eggeman
  • 28-09-20

Relevant

Helpful information for my ministry role. Narrator had a voice easy to listen to. Enjoyable.

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  • Grant Foster
  • 14-02-20

must read

this book is the most helpful church leadership book I have read for practical ministry

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  • Christy
  • 14-11-19

Loved it!

Great resource for strong leadership development. Full of practical tips to lead effective teams. From finance to training, success and failures, and everything in between, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Ben DeLarme
  • 25-05-19

Practical insight for any leader

Not only helpful but also engaging to listen to- any leader could benefit from this book.

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  • Jesus' Teddy Bear
  • 19-10-18

very clear, simple,

very helpful for anyone in the ministry and building a team. deal with a lot of 《religious confused issues 》

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  • Dawnita Perryman
  • 17-04-18

I loved it!

I was having a struggle trying to read the book because my schedule is so busy. Having this book on Audible was excellent for me! Thank you for what you did!

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  • dciara
  • 24-03-17

Very good church leadership book

Larry has clearly worked through many mistakes to arrive at the biblical wisdom in his book. While I may not agree with every perspective, overall it reads like a Spirit-lead body of helpful insights. Highly recommend.

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  • Bebot Sente
  • 15-02-17

A Must Book For Leaders

This is a must book to read for young leaders who wants to avoid disaster in their church leadership team as well as for seasoned leaders who wants to polish their skills.

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  • Esteban
  • 31-12-16

Its neccessary for every church, leader and pastor

I love the idea that I can learn so practically from many pastors in the world. But few can be as clear and as biblical as Larry Osborne in this books. This is worth a course in Seminary for me. Nobody has taught so clearly to my Latin America church reality event though maybe it wasn't written to churches in my culture. I recommend it 100%

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  • L. Smith
  • 11-09-16

church leadership

best book on Church leadership and navigating your staff and board to unity and church health. Must read for every local church pastor, staff and board. Why learn the hard way when you can download wisdom from 30+ years of a master pastor.