Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Blessed Church

Robert Morris in his new book, "The Blessed Church" published by Waterbrook Press gives us The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love.
About The Book:  (From the Back cover): How can I help my church stay focused on its purpose?  What would a culture of generosity look like for my church?  What part does rest play in a healthy church?  Whether you are a pastor, a volunteer, or a church member, you want your church to grow well. After all, there's no better place to experience God than in the loving, healthy community of a church. But what does an effective church look like? Is it possible to grow and be healthy at the same time?

About The Author:  Robert Morris is the Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 24,000 active members. He is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately 90 million homes in the United States and more than 200 countries around the world. Robert holds a Doctorate of Literature and serves as Chairman of the Board of The King’s University. He is the bestselling author of ten books including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The Power of Your Words and The God I Never Knew. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 32 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons and three grandchildren.
My Thoughts On The Book:  As a pastor's wife and helpmate of a small rural church this book was a must read for me.  In the book Reverend Robert Morris shares his own firsthand experiences of the spiritual and relational excitement of a growing, dynamic church. In The Blessed Church, Morris brings you practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and Biblical health in your spiritual community.  When Morris speaks of "church" he is not referring to the building but to the people that make up the congregation. Wherever it is you attend "The Blessed Church" will help bring about a new healthy and vital church. In the six sections of the book we are shown the areas where we can ignite health: The Gateway Story, Blessed Vision, Blessed Shepherds, Blessed Leaders, Blessed Government, Blessed Church Culture. In the book we are walked through what we need to know so that health can begin within the body and spread throughout the church and into our neighborhoods. This book is a blessing and I cannot wait to begin the new year with a new outlook on what makes a church and how we can reach out to the people in our community.  Click here to see a trailor on the book.  You won't regret it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books Program. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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