Brain-Savvy Leaders

The Science of Significant Ministry

By Charles Stone Published
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Be the smartest and most competent leader in the room.

Leadership demands constant reframing and reappraisal of the situation at hand. It requires focus, objectivity, honest appraisal of self and others, and evaluation of available resources. An effective Christian church leader must also align the congregation’s vision and practices with God’s vision and the teachings of Christ. Perhaps most importantly, the church leader must love others.

Author Charles Stone uses recent neuroscience research to show how basic brain processes affect leadership. He writes in layperson’s language, with memory-boosting illustrations and acronyms, helping readers to increase productivity, handle stress, create and sustain healthy teams, and manage change in the church.  Brain science complements and reinforces Christian teaching on life and leadership; Brain-Savvy Leaders equips readers to use that science as a tool for improvement for life and for the church.

Brain-Savvy Leaders is…

… the best book I have read on the brain science of healthy thinking and effective leadership. Dr. Stone has done an incredible job of balancing modern brain science with Biblical truth, making complex ideas simple to understand and providing practical tools to enhance mental performance. --Timothy R. Jennings, M.D, FAPA; President, Tennessee Psychiatric Association; Vice President, Southern Psychiatric Association; author, The God Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

… an engaging and fun read that's also insightful, informative, and practical. A valuable resource for spiritual leaders. --Golnaz Tabinia, neuroscientist and assistant professor, Carnegie Mellon University

… will help you with emotional regulation, personal productivity, team collaboration and change management. It's a winner! --Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia; author, Amplified Leadership

… shares helpful tips on how to master leadership in the church. I needed this book. --Ron Edmondson, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky

… can help you take your church to the next level and help you better align your leadership with God's desires. It will help you achieve greater focus and design more cohesive and collaborative teams. I highly recommend it. --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of You Are Not Your Brain and Brain Lock


Endorsements

"This is the best book I have read to date on the brain science of healthy thinking and effective leadership. Dr. Stone has done an incredible job of balancing modern brain science with biblical truth, making complex ideas simple to understand and providing practical tools to enhance mental performance."
—Timothy R. Jennings, MD, DFAPA; President, Tennessee Psychiatric Association; Vice President, Southern Psychiatric Association; author, The God Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

“Charles Stone's Brain-Savvy Leaders is a fascinating book that helps us understand how neuroscience is applied to the art of Christian leadership. Stone delivers significant research on human brain function while remaining faithful to God's order of creation and biblical teachings. This insightful book will help you with emotional regulation, personal productivity, team collaboration, and change management. It's a winner! “

—Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA; author, Amplified Leadership

“Dr. Stone has created an engaging and fun read that's also insightful, informative, and practical. It is written with a beautiful personal touch that at times made me laugh out loud and at times moved me to tears. This book is an original and thoughtful analysis of the consistencies between neuroscientific and biblical perspectives on the human mind, and it will be a valuable resource for spiritual leaders as well as for literary scholars of the Old and New Testaments.

—Golnaz Tabibnia, PhD, Neuroscientist and Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

About the Author

Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone has been a senior pastor, a teaching pastor, an associate pastor, and a church planter in his thirty-four years of ministry in the U.S. and Canada. He currently serves as Lead Pastor at West Park Church in London, Ontario. The most recent of his four earned degrees is an executive masters in the neuroscience of leadership. Learn more at his website, www.charlesstone.com.