A medium-sized mainline church in a suburb you won’t recognize has been personally impacted and passed on naturally an experience with God that has blessed both the church and the community. Now that’s a blessed church! No. it’s not a mega-church, and no, it’s not in a booming area, and no, it’s not famous, but it’s blessing people around it and in it every day. Its pastor has found some handles on how to lead such a congregation in the challenging world in which we are living…and he and the members of his church are having the time of their lives in the process.
Pastor Graham Standish explains:
“Simply put, this is a guide on how to create a church that is open at its foundations to God’s purpose, presence, and power. It is a book on how to create a spiritually deep congregation that becomes inwardly and outwardly healthy on every level: spiritually, psychologically, physically and relationally…It is a book on how you can open your congregation to God’s blessings so that these blessings flow through everything the church does, from meetings to ministry to mission.”
Along with great ideas the author has included pages of practical resources that pastors and churches can adopt and utilize in their daily life and ministry that will get the blessings flowing. If you only read one book this year on outreach and inreach read this one! Because it will leave you inspired, optimistic, resourced, and equipped to lead your congregation forward in both being blessed and being a blessing!
- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Alban Institute (December 10, 2004)
- Language: English