on 15 November 2013
Rather American - well, of course - it is American. Simple is perfect however, and having been in Church leadership teams on and off for the last 20 yrs I can see the need to cut down on all the jobs and meetings which seem to satisfy at least half the membership. If they rush about being active doing charity stuff, looking SO busy, meetings to collect money for preserving buildings etc, they can feel they are doing God's work, without stopping to listen to God. What is He really asking us to be / do?? Stop, look, listen, and in the peace and space the answer will dawn effortlessly.
Church is The People who live in the Faith with God in their hearts. Christianity is not just a "religion", it is just that, a Faith.
What this book does is help clarify what is important, and what mere dross and prevarication!
on 11 June 2013
I was given this book by a mentor of mine, someone who leads a big church in UK standards after I asked him to recommend me some books that have shaped his thinking and affected him within ministry for the positive of the church he runs.
This book is packed full of wisdom and research that will open your eyes up to the effect a simple church structure will have over a complicated church structure and how so often we think to do more we need to do more, when in this day and age, to do more we need to do less more effectively!
I've you run a church, pastor a church or want to get involved in church leadership at some point in your life this will have been a fantastic book to have gone through, easy to read, understandable and with a few fun moments!
Well worth the few pounds it will cost you to learn a few life lessons we all need!