Much of what this book contains can be transferred to a church planting model, thus accomplishing many of the same goals and relieving many of the troubling ecclesiological questions.
This book is excellent, and should be read by every thoughtful and thoughtless pastor, so that they might better understand both the Word and their own role.
Clowney applies larger issues of guidance and decision making to the realm of vocational Christian ministry, and he does so in a succinct but powerful manner.
The church is not a business. Yet the fact that pastors and seminarians are routinely barraged with books that promise growth based on business principles testifies to the triumph of the corporate mindset in America—and sadly, in many American churches. As those entrusted with the care of the church, we must diligently dig up the […]
Pastors, please don’t model your church after Starbucks, Disney, or Toyota. Teach your flock what God has to say to the church.
Alexander Strauch breathes fresh air into the church leadership discussion with his book Biblical Eldership.
If one had to identify a simple thesis of the book, it would probably be the statement that “God has no preference regarding style, but highly regards motives and outcomes.”
Christians wanting a true evaluation of current approaches to leadership will unfortunately have to wait. This book isn’t it.
This book is devoted to working out the nuances of the relationship between congregation and elders.
Pastors can pick up and read this book for encouragement and insight, staying mindful to hold everything up to the test of Scripture and the context of their local church.
John Armstrong has compiled a book called Reforming Pastoral Ministry that is a well-placed and much-needed dart in the balloon of the church growth movement.
Merkle reminds us that the Bible has a great deal to say about how we do church.
This book is a very good resource for pastors seeking a spiritually-focused book on leadership.
I’m not sure if Malphurs’s solution, his strategic planning program, is the cure-all for the church’s various maladies that he conceives it to be.
This kind of thinking thinking subtly leads us into the futility of dependence on synthetic technique and the idolatry of dependence on self, culture, and business theory.