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Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders

Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders

Earl Creps, Dan Kimball (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-787-98520-2

Sep 2006, Jossey-Bass

240 pages

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In Off-Road Disciplines, Earl Creps reveals that the on-road practices of prayer and Bible reading should be bolstered by the other kinds of encounters with God that occur unexpectedly—complete with the bumps and bruises that happen when you go “off-road.” Becoming an off-road leader requires the cultivation of certain spiritual disciplines that allow the presence of the Holy Spirit to arrange your interior life. Earl Creps explores twelve central spiritual disciplines—six personal and six organizational—that Christian leaders of all ages and denominations need if they are to change themselves and their churches to reach out to the culture around them.

About Leadership Network ix

Foreword xi

Introduction: Off-Road Disciplines xiii

Part One: Personal Disciplines

1. Death: The Discipline of Personal Transformation 3

2. Truth: The Discipline of Sacred Realism 15

3. Perspective: The Discipline of POV 27

4. Learning: The Discipline of Reverse Mentoring 41

5. Witness: The Discipline of Spiritual Friendship 55

6. Humility: The Discipline of Decreasing 71

Part Two: Organizational Disciplines

7. Assessment: The Discipline of Missional Efficiency 87

8. Harmony: The Discipline of Blending Differences 99

9. Reflection: The Discipline of Discernment 123

10. Opportunity: The Discipline of Making Room 139

11. Sacrifice: The Discipline of Surrendering 157


12. Legacy: The Discipline of Passing the Baton 173

Epilogue: Three Coffee Houses 185

Notes 187

Acknowledgments 203

The Author 205

Index 207