Dr. Jeanne Porter King’s newest book, “Building a Church Full of Leaders,” is written like a guide to help pastors unleash their members’ hidden gifts and leadership skills.
“God has given every believer gifts and talents and He wants them to use them,” she said.
Porter King was able to combine both her corporate and ministerial experience when writing the book. She is the founder and president of TransPorter Consulting Group LLC. One of the services her agency offers corporations, community organizations and educational institutions is leadership development. The author is also a minister of Christ Community Church COGIC and is known for offering senior pastors and ministry leaders the same recommendations she offers her clients.
Those principles and strategies have been taught for more than 25 years and are able to crossover into the church, she said. Porter King discusses a term called transformational leadership. The book focuses on three main developmental areas: strategic organizing, spiritual formation and skill building. Porter King explains in the book how and why church leaders must invest in their members.
She said that pastors want to help their congregation grow spiritually and they should, but it’s also important to help them make an impact in the community because that is what Jesus would want.
“The reality is, [pastors] need people to lead those ministries, but some churches hit this wall where they never get organized to get more than a few go to lead,” she said. “One person ends up running more than one ministry.”
“We have too many leaders who are getting frustrated and burned out,” said Porter King.
“Building a Church Full of Leaders” provides tips on how church leaders can become more organized. There are sections that even address how to hold an effective meeting and what it means to minister.
Porter King encourages people to get a copy of her book, which she says is an “easy read.”
“The principals work, they are proven based on twenty years of research, practice, teaching, training,” she said. “When churches have began to adopt and use them it has inspired new leaders to get involved and get trained.”
“Building a Church Full of Leaders” can be purchased through Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and Igram’sBook Distributors.
To learn more about Dr. Jeanne Porter King, visit her website at www. JeannePorterKing.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @JeannePKing and “Like” her on Facebook at Jeanne Porter King.