From the Back Cover
What are the weeds that hinder the natural growth of godly leadership? Are programs, people, and money truly the signs of a successful church? Where can you find an unlimited source of leaders? How do you mentor leaders so that they multiply? In "Organic Leadership" Neil Cole asks these questions and more, boldly challenging many of the ideas about leadership and church life that we all take for granted. Then he reveals how to grow leaders that multiply naturally.
"It has been a very long time since I've read a book on leadership that moved me. Neil takes the person, the context, and God's Word, and mixes them in a powerful way for a life of leadership."--Bob Roberts Jr., senior pastor, Northwood Church; author, "Transformation" and "Glocalization"
""Organic Leadership" will trouble you--but more importantly, it will challenge you. And you should read it because the church could use some troubling and a new challenge."--Ed Stetzer, author and researcher
"A prophetic call for a more discipleship-based, grassroots, and inspirational form of leadership in our time."--Alan Hirsch, author, "The Forgotten Ways" and "ReJesus"; co-founder, shapevine.com
"Neil isn't afraid to examine presuppositions that can paralyze the church."--Dave Gibbons, author, "The Monkey and the Fish"
"You will find insights and tools to help you and your church expand your kingdom reach."--Bob Buford, founder, Leadership Network; author, "Halftime" and "Finishing Well"
Neil Cole is the founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates (www.cmaresources.org), which has catalyzed the start of thousands of churches around the world. He is an international speaker and the author of "Organic Church" and "Search & Rescue." He and his family live in California.