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Wednesday, February 24, 2012—(Indianapolis, Ind.)Outreach magazine has named Ministry Velocity: The Power for Leadership Momentum by Wayne Schmidt as 2012 Leadership Resource of the Year in the March/April 2012 issue. Bill Easum, a longtime pastor, founder of 21st Century Strategies, and author of numerous books, evaluated the book, saying: “Drawing from the life and leadership of Joshua as well as his own experience, Wayne Schmidt addresses the personal and corporate challenges faced on the way to building and sustaining momentum. This is not so much a practical ‘how to’ book as it is a ‘how to think and strategize’ book. The beauty of this work is that it can be used in churches of all stages of momentum or stagnation. I found myself dog-earing more than the normal amount of pages for future reference.”*

Bill Hybels says of the book: “Wayne’s beneath-the-surface look at Joshua’s leadership reveals the surprising mix of patience and boldness that enabled this uncanny leader to do what we have all dreamed of—claiming new territory for the King. This book is a manual for any church leader who has ever been frustrated by the seemingly slow pace of growth. Let these insights encourage and convict you as you lead God’s people—sometimes fast, sometimes slow, always in his time.”

Ministry Velocity is the third book from WPH to be awarded an Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year title in the past three years. Other WPH titles to have received the honor are Change Reaction by Bob Whitesel and The Invisible by Arloa Sutter. Spiritual Waypoints, by Bob Whitesel has also received an honorable mention in the evangelism category.

Dr. Wayne Schmidt is vice president of Wesley Seminary in Marion, Indiana. Prior to that, he served more than twenty-five years as senior pastor of Kentwood Community Church in Kentwood, Michigan, which grew to more than 2,600 average weekend attenders. He is the author of several books, including Soul Management and Power Plays.

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Wesleyan Publishing House (WPH), located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leader in communicating the life-transforming message of holiness through the publication of quality resources for local churches and ministries around the world. Current categories of publication include Bible study, transformational living, spiritual formation, and pastoral leadership.

With World Headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, The Wesleyan Church has nearly four hundred thousand constituents in five thousand churches and missions in ninety countries. Formed in 1968, resulting from the mergers between several like-minded groups dating back as far as 1843, The Wesleyan Church has its roots in John Wesley’s Methodism.

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