Sums

Get Free Book Summaries Created for Church Leaders

How many books are out there that you wish you had time to read? Some church leaders we know keep a list of “must read” books, but they can’t seem to find the time to read them all. Sound familiar?

That’s why we created Sums. There are so many great books out there—authored by both ministry and business leaders—that can help you go ahead in your leadership. Sums are short, 5-7 page summaries of the books we think will give you a personal leadership boost. Our team is always reading and we’ll turn the best books we read into Sums issues that save you time and add enormous value to your leadership.

At the end of each issue of Sums, you’ll also find a page of Go Ahead Actions drafted by one of our Auxano Navigators. (These Navigators work side-by-side with church leaders like you to help them discover vision clarity and then align their ministries to make meaningful progress.) These Go Ahead Actions will give you practical suggestions about how you can begin to apply the ideas in each book to your ministry today.

Are Sums Really Free?

Sums are FREE. That’s right. You heard us! We believe so much in this resource that we wanted to provide it at no cost to church leaders. All you have to do is sign up right here in the Vision Room, and Sums will begin to appear in your email inbox about every other week.

To give you a taste of the value you’ll receive in each issue of Sums, download a sample issue below. It’s based on Reggie McNeal’s important classic book, The Present Future. If you like that, come back here to the Vision Room and sign up to receive a new issue of Sums every other week. What are you waiting for? They’re free! Go ahead and sign up.


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Recent Comments
Psalm 94:19. I never noticed that! Thanks!
 
— Sammy Moore
 
Reading this article I am wondering how 'fatigue' Pastors interpret 2. Corr 1: 4-5 The words written by Paul aren't written for either Pastors or Christians but surely for all of us who are struggling daily in our Christian walk And Eccl 10-11, as support for Ps 94:19, surely gives us all encouragement that suffering is a privilege for being followers of Christ
 
— Kirsten, Reiner
 
That's a great question, David! At Auxano, we use a tool called the Vision Frame, and one side of that tool is Measures. We refer to Measures as "a set of attributes in an individual's life that define or reflect the accomplishment of a church's mission." In other words, a portrait of a disciple and definition of spiritual maturity. I'm sending you some additional materials. Also, take a look at another article on the Vision Room: http://visionroom.com/beyond-one-dimensional-scorecard-count-vertically-measure-horizontally/. Thanks for the comment!
 
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