This book is worth the price just for chapter one, titled “Rethinking Leadership.” This book offers a unique perspective on leadership and church ministry. It is not one I read about in seminary, but one that is almost antithetical to the way many churches and ministries are led.
I highly suggest this book to any pastor, aspiring pastor, lay leader, or any person interested in church leadership.
Amongst many in the church, whether in the lead role, youth, children’s, whomever, there is often an overwhelmed feeling. There is much to do, and too little time. There are many areas that need volunteers to serve, but there are never enough. We could probably almost all agree that something needs to change here.
This book is a large step in that right direction toward change. Empowerment is a keyword. Not delegation. Empowering and deploying. The authors say it this way, “Do less ministry. Develop more people. Deploy your people for the good of the church and the glory of Jesus’ name.” The Bible says it this way, “And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measure by Christ’s fullness… From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part” (Ephesians 4:11-13, 16).
What a challenge, but what an opportunity! Grab a copy of this book today, and a notebook, and get ready to multiply your ministry by giving it away!
*Note: Moody Publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*