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  • Posted June 10, 2011

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    Good Book, fascinating premise

    This book outlines and argues for a process that the authors think will help churches grow in both attendance and spiritual growth. The book suggests that church ministry adopt a clear vision statement on what its goals are, then apply all chruch ministry around that vision. They also suggest that exising church ministries and functions that do not fit in with the church's vision statement be reevaluated, and if they do not fit into the vision statement of the church they should be restructured or eliminated altogether.

    The premise of the book is very sound, having everyone in your chuch focusing on a clear message that will nurture spiritual growth and move through the church based upon where one is in their spiritual life makes plenty of sense. The book concentrates on four aspects of this concept; clarity, movement, alignment, and focus. They correctly state that Christ himself did not do anything complex in his gospel sharing ministry and give many examples of His work. What struck me while reading this book is that the author's vision could appy to many other groups or organizations that are completely non-religious. The only part of the book that I thought was dry was the constant statistical explanations and comparisons of churches who use these methods as opposed to those who do not. On the whole, it was a good book with interesting insights.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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