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August 16, 2009

Good to Great at Emmaus

by Chris Lindholm

Along with using the framework and principles in Good to Great for improving our school, I am currently working a little bit with Emmaus Church in Northfield on the journey to greatness.  Some of the resources I ran across while preparing for a session with the church council and ministry staff seemed too valuable to keep in my own notes.  If you’re a fan of Good to Great, Good to Great and the Social Sectors, or other Jim Collins work, here are some resources that may be applicaple to your work.  Please feel free to add comments with other resources that may be helpful!! – Jim’s site including many articles, videos, etc…

Eric Swanson shares some enlightening thoughts about defining greatness in churches in his article published in Christianity Today. “Not every church can go from good to great in the traditional sense, but perhaps it is in going around doing good that we become great—no matter what our size.”

Taking your church missions strategy from Good to Great from North American Mission Board

The Good to Great Pastor from Leadership – an interview with Jim Collins – **Great interview**

Because I Said So blog 

Breakout Churches by Dr. Thom Ranier – replicated research strategy in GTG studying churches

While I don’t like the title of the blog on church marketing, here is a post briefly outlining GTG and a trail of rich comments. 

Alpha Leadership blog post on Breakout Churches and GTG – quick article with some good points

Neat blog post story that ends up hashing out the Hedgehog Concept for churches

Flyer from a business consulting firm on their use of GTG  –  pastor/scholar on GTG – not a fan!

Please add more!!


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