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TITLE: The Self-Aware Leader: Discovering Your Blind Spots to Reach Your Ministry Potential

AUTHOR:            Terry Linhart

FOREWORD:      Carey Nieuwhof

PUBLISHER:        InterVarsity Press, March 14, 2017

ISBN:                   0830881069, 9780830881062

LENGTH:             184 pages

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Effective ministry begins here. You've studied what you think you need to know before entering a career in ministry. Is there anything that is more important than knowing about hermeneutics, homiletics, theology, exegesis, and everything else you have likely learned in seminary and church ministry so far? Yes, there is. How well do you know yourself? You need to build your ministry career on the right foundation of an objective understanding of self. If you don't comprehend your strengths and weaknesses, then you won't be fully prepared to enter the crucible of ministry. Serving in Christian ministry is one of the toughest calls there is. But it can also be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding, especially if you have taken the time to examine both your gifts and vulnerabilities. The church needs leaders who have the clear-eyed courage to pursue the hardest part of the ministry journey: seeing yourself. The Self-Aware Leader will help you to do just that.

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Discussion & Retreat Guides: The Self-Aware Leader was written to be an encouragement to those in Christian ministry, whether vocational or volunteer. FREE discussion guides are available to use as important aids to getting the most from the book.We have included two retreat guides to facilitate personal times of spiritual renewal.

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About Terry Linhart

 Terry Linhart is a strategist who encourages and helps others be better and more effective in their Christian ministry leadership. He has become an experienced and credible voice in the field of Christian ministry and leadership. He is author, speaker, researcher/consultant, and is Professor of Christian Ministries at Bethel College in South Bend, Indiana.He is the author of eight books and has contributed chapters to more than ten other books.

For over 30 years, Terry has led and taught about topics related to Christian ministry and organizational oversight. He is particularly focused on developing young leaders for vocational careers in ministry. He draws on his research expertise (Ph.D., Purdue) to consult with and support numerous international ministry organizations.  His speaking, teaching, research and writing have allowed him to become a global voice on a wide range of topics, which helped him be recognized on Twitter as one of the top 50 professors on leadership, strategy, and innovation. As a consultant, and trainer of consultants, Terry is known for his ability to pull people together for various purposes due to his friendly style and love for enjoying life together while working.

His youth ministry experience includes eight years in a campus-based parachurch ministry and seven years as associate pastor in a local church. He has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary, North Park University, Huntington University, Taylor University, and Alliance Graduate School in Quezon City, Philippines. He continues to guest speak and teach in schools and churches around the world.

Terry is founder and leader of the Arbor Research Group and hosts the leadership podcast, 37thePodcast. When not traveling, Terry can be found tending to his orchard, writing in a local coffee shop, grilling in the backyard, or watching sports (Cardinal baseball and Tottenham Spurs or Chicago Fire soccer). Terry lives near South Bend, Indiana, with his wife Kelly and they have three grown children – Lauren, Jayson, and Sean.

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