I have a brand new book that releases worldwide on Tuesday, April 29th, but we are asking as many as will to pre-order it today. I’ve been traveling, teaching and researching the subject of innovation in a Biblical context for the past 6 years. The result of this work is this new book entitled Â Strange Leadership: 40 Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization.
Some friends came up with the idea to have aÂ Strange Leadership Pre-Release PartyÂ for him today. Greg will be doing special promotional and pre-release stuff all day today, including an interview and live Google Hangout with CMM Featured Writer Jason Curlee at 11am CST and then Greg will be a guest on DJ Chuang’s Social Media Church Podcast at 4pm CST.
About the book:
Are you a leader in a Christian organization? Is your church, ministry, or business lacking innovation? Perhaps youâ€™re experienced in trying new things and moving in new ways, but you havenâ€™t ever tried anything strange. Truly innovative leaders are often considered strange. Donâ€™t settle for everyday leadership; immerse yourself in Strange Leadership!
Hereâ€™s what some key leaders are saying about the book:
Innovation is imperative in todayâ€™s leadership culture. Strange Leadership reminds us all that innovation is about doing a whole new thing, that ultimately flows from God, the Chief Innovator. Thanks Greg for pointing us back to our true source for innovation and inspiration.Â – Brad Lomenick, President and Key Visionary of Catalyst andÂ Author ofÂ The Catalyst Leader
Strange Leadership provides leadership help to teach you how innovation can come about in your life and organization by keeping God at the center and will equip you with practical thoughts to lead with integrity.Â – Pete Wilson,Â Senior Pastor of Cross Point Church and Author ofÂ Plan BÂ andÂ Let Hope In
To be effective, church leaders must be open to innovation. We have to be willing to allow something new to happen in our churches as we seek Godâ€™s leading; we have to stay on the cutting edge, so we can be relevant in the world we are trying to reach. One of the best ways to stay innovative is to listen to and learn from those who model biblical innovation every day, like my friend Greg Atkinson.Â – Nelson Searcy,Â Founder and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church,Â Author and Founder ofÂ ChurchLeaderInsights.com
Because leadership in Jesusâ€™ upside-down Kingdom is so different and distinct from the world, it is â€œstrange leadership.â€ In his book, Greg offers practical and helpful thoughts on leading others as one under the rule of God.Â – Eric Geiger,Â Author and Vice President LifeWay Christian Resources
Strange Leadership is an engrossing and enchanting collection of probes into the emerging field of innovation studies. It is filled with firecrackers, and sometimes even fireworks.Â –Â Leonard Sweet,Â best-selling author, professor (Drew University, George Fox University), Chief Contributor toÂ sermons.com
Itâ€™s not a coincidence that God chose to introduce himself in the first verse of the Bible as a â€œCreator.â€ Â I believe God puts a far higher value on creativity and innovation than most people believe. Â Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m thrilled with Greg Atkinsonâ€™s new book. Â Itâ€™s a wake up call to the Church and a powerful reminder that change is here whether weâ€™re ready or not, and whether we like it or not. Â Leaders â€“ dismiss this book at your peril.Â Â – Phil Cooke, Ph.D. â€“ Filmmaker, Media Consultant, and author of Unique: Â Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media
Whatâ€™s Should You Do?
To find out more about the book and/or to order your copy today, goÂ HERE. Your support of my ministry and this new book project are a great encouragement to my ministry to church leaders around the world. There is a free downloadable team discussion guide on the book website. We encourage you to order multiple copies for your whole team and go through it with them. Innovation is possible and you might just find that you donâ€™t mind being called a â€œStrange Leader.â€
*** I want to encourage you to connect with me and the book online:
- Follow @StrangeLeader on TwitterÂ HERE.
- Follow @GregAtkinson on TwitterÂ HERE.
- â€œLikeâ€ Â the book and my author page on FacebookÂ HEREÂ and keep up with my writing, work and ministry to the Church.
- Be sure to check out my first video podcast about the book on the Pastor Fury Podcast. Go here to check it out:Â http://armansheffey.com/iTunesÂ
- Join our Thunderclap campaign to get the word out about the book’s official release date (April 29th). It will take you less than 5 minutes to help me out. Go HERE.
Thanks for your support!