New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Participant's Book

Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs • September 2017

BUY Print $18.00

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Building on the congregational strategic planning resource, "Does Your Church Have a Prayer?" this Participant’s Book will guide Lay Servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.  Written with two distinct purposes, Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders will first define the three disciplines of Christian transformational leadership and the four qualities of Christian transformational leaders.

The accompanying Leader's Guide is in PDF form and is also available for downloading here.

Marc Brown is the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served 24 years as pastor of small, mid and large churches in rural, suburban and urban settings. Churches where served as lead pastor experienced 50 to 100 percent growth in attendance and giving. Marc served 7 years as Richmond District Superintendent in Virginia. He chaired the Virginia Conference task force to implement a plan for beginning 250 new faith communities.

Kathy Merry retired at the age of 42 from a whirlwind career in the health industry. She rose through the ranks to the executive level where her tenure encompassed several executive positions including vice-president and general manager for individual lines and senior vice-president for service operations. After a number of turnaround assignments, an IPO and 3 mergers, she retired to reacquaint herself with her family and see what else God has in store for her. She currently serves as a consultant to various small businesses and non-profit groups as well as on the Board of Directors for several philanthropic organizations.

After almost 20 years as a senior manager in various small to large companies, and several years managing his own businesses, John Briggs left this career to enter the pastoral ministry at age 49. John's expertise was in company "turn-arounds" and business expansion. This background provided a unique foundation for his interest in church renewal and growth. John presently serves a pastoral appointment in the Virginia Conference.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-881-6

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-882-3

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-883-0

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: September 2017

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.359 in (d)

Page Count: 168

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Professional Growth

BISAC1: REL012090

BISAC2: REL108030

BISAC3: REL074000