Why settle for being a hero...

when you can become a hero maker?

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"This book will catalyze your congregation to become the leadership factory God intended it to be.”

J. D. Greear, Pastor, The Summit Church

Heroes are common, but hero makers are a rare breed. When you become a hero maker, you make the greatest possible impact for Jesus and his kingdom.

What is a hero maker? An elite kind of leader who brings change into our world by investing in others who become the heroes.

You might be a business leader, a pastor, or a volunteer leader – a leader of 10 or 10,000. Hero Maker will equip you with practical steps for building up other leaders and multiplying your influence for God’s kingdom.

Hero Maker will help you master 5 essential practices of Hero Making and learn to build up leaders like Jesus did: activate gifts, help others take ownership, invest energy wisely, develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress, and more.

This book is packed with rich insights from the Gospels, plus real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders and from established churches to new church plants. Authors Dave Ferguson (a Chicago pastor and church planter) and Warren Bird (an award-winning author) are your guides. They will equip you to become a hero maker so you can help others be hero makers too.”

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Grounded in solid theology and ministry practice, the Hero Maker Guide to Keeping Score eBook guides church leaders in developing clear direction and bringing a precise orientation to their mission. With this resource, you will be able to keep track of what really matters and what leads to a missional movement. To get your eBook, pre‐order 1 copy and email an image of your receipt to heromaker1@zondervan.com.

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Enhance your learning with the Hero Maker Participant's Guide. Keep track of what really matters with the The Hero Maker Guide to Keeping Score. Plus, get teaching videos from Dave Ferguson that will help you understand and apply the 5 essential practices for leaders to multiply leaders. To get these free bonuses, pre‐order 7 or more copies of Hero Maker and email an image of your receipt to heromaker7@zondervan.com.

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HeroMaker at Exponential 2018

HeroMaker is the theme for the 2018 Exponential Conference. Join thousands of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential 2018 (February 26 - March 1, 2018). Visit exponential.org/2018 for more information and to register.

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About the Authors

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author, founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a multisite missional community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave is also the visionary for the international church-planting movement NewThing and president of the Exponential Conference. Dave and his wife, Sue, have three terrific children and live in Naperville, Illinois.

Warren Bird

Warren Bird (PhD, Fordham University) serves as a primary researcher and writer for Leadership Network and has twenty years of church staff and seminary teaching experience. He has collaboratively written twenty-nine books, all on subjects of church health or church innovation for leaders. Warren and his wife live just outside of New York City.

"This book will catalyze your congregation. . . . The days of faithful leaders being satisfied with a single, thriving ministry are long behind us. The new measure of success is multiplication."

J. D. Greear, Pastor, The Summit Church

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