The book provides practical advice on how to run a competitive business with a Christian mindset. Around one in three Australian charities are faith-based, and this same ratio is reflected in charities globally. There are enormous challenges for these leaders whose roles combine a faith and business mission. In this book, Rev Keith Garner shares how he successfully tackled the challenges. With an introduction by Rev Tim Costello AO, this book is also a practical guide to all business leaders who seek to bring their faith to their day-to-day leadership. Keith encourages these leaders not to separate the two - faith and business - but combine them to realise success. The book comes on the eve of Keiths retirement at the end of December 2020, after 40 years as a faith and business leader, including 15 years as CEO and Superintendent of Wesley Mission. During those years, business leaders, social sector leaders, and charity leaders have regularly sought Keiths counsel on the challenges they face in combining their faith with the running of a competitive business.
Keith Garner has been a faith and business leader for more than 40 years. During the past 15 years, in the unique role of CEO and Superintendent of Wesley Mission in Sydney, Keith led a multi-million dollar social services business and ministered to large city centre congregations. Calling on faith and business skills, Keith and his team steered Wesley Mission through dramatic government outsourcing and policy changes, the global financial crisis, soaring numbers of vulnerable Australians, Royal Commissions, and COVID-19, to build a resilient organisation, both financially and culturally, serving more Australians in need. Keith has authored five books, three on Methodist leaders and two on finding strength through faith. Related to these works, he co-wrote and presented an award-winning documentary and presented another documentary series broadcast on national television. He regularly speaks out on welfare issues in the mainstream media.
* Introduction by Rev Tim Costello AO * Testimonial from former Prime Minister The Hon. John Howard OM AC * First "hands on" practical leadership guide published in Australia on how to run a faith-based charity successfully. * The book will be read by current and future leaders of faith-based charities in Australia and will appeal to such leaders around the world. One in three Australian charities are faith based, some are part of the fabric of Australian life. The 20,000 or more leaders and executives within those charities will find the book useful. * With Keith having worked and lectured around the world, in particular the UK, the book will also appeal to his overseas contacts holding similar roles. * Leaders in government, business, the social sector, and charity sector regularly seek Keiths advice on matters of faith and business. Keiths contacts and followers are extensive and broad. This book has been written for them. * Book breakfast launch in Wesley Centre, social media promotion and media interviews. The book will also be promoted on Channel Nine our Wesley Impact! TV program and Wesley Impact! Magazine.