Is size the problem?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture
author: Tim Suttle
I should love this book. I’ve been the pastor of a small church for the past 28 years and I’m intimately familiar with the weariness that comes from hearing megachurch stories. So when Tim Suttle writes…

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Shrinking to grow?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation
Authors: Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken
Anyone who has done home renovations knows it’s a messy, disruptive, time-consuming, and often costly process. But, done right, renovation can transform a space into something glorious. Authors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tip their hats to Christian thinker and writer Dallas Willard’s use of this metaphor (in Renovation of the Heart) and apply it to their own church in Renovation of the Church. These co-pastors tell the story of the spiritual renovation that occurred at Oaks Hills Church, Folsom, Cal.

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