This has been a great section of the book! Check these out!
1.Are we moving or simply meeting?
2.Are we making a measurable difference in our local communities or are we simply holding services?
3.Are we organized around a mission or are we organized around an antiquated ministry model that we inherited?
4.Are we allocating resources as if Jesus is the hope of the world or are the squeaky wheels of church culture driving our budget decisions?
5.Are we ekklesia or have we settled for kirche?
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So I finally finished the Walter Isaacson book about Steve Jobs. I cant lie I picked it up and put it down probably 5 times over the last few months. Not because I found it boring (it was really interesting) but just because unlike many of you speed readers out there I have to take my time through a book so I fully get it. Ive never really understood those people who brag about how quickly they read books. I mean, do you want a cookie or something…really… congrats you read quick. I don’t. I have to go slow enjoy a...
I’m trying to do better about putting what I’m reading on here. Not all the books I read are all that interesting once I get into them, but so far this one is. Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley so far is a great read. In a few days when I get done, hopefully I’ll remember to update you. If not, read it anyway. All of his leadership stuff is amazing and if you’re trying to grow as a leader you need to read his stuff anyway. Here’s a brief video of him talking at Catalyst about it.
Dont know if anyone cares or not. But the book I was referencing is the book I am currently reading. Student Ministry and the Supremacy of Christ by Richard Ross. So far its a great book. If you want to read the heart of a guy who is probably one of the most passionate people I have ever met in my life. The only time in my life I looked forward to waking up early to go to class was his class in seminary..haha He’s an incredible writer and more incredible man. I hope we can bring him to Auburn sometime. Its a great book....
I have made a decision that from now on I’m going to attempt to be more consistent in writing on here. I don’t always know what I’ll write but I want to introduce you all (whoever actually reads this) to different resources, other people’s ideas and from time to time my own thoughts.
Currently I am reading a book entitled “What is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert. I’m really enjoying the book and I believe Gilbert does a great job of laying out what the Gospel really is. For example, if someone asked...