A dynamic guide to qualities that make the 21st-century congregation "work"! In this "next chapter" to his best-selling The Blessed Life
, the pastor of one of America's fastest-growing churches shows how every component of ministry can benefit from God's blessing---from mission, church government, preaching, and teaching to worship, small groups, giving, and outreach.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 6.5 hours; 6 CDs; read by the author.
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, theres 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?
Pastor Robert Morris has experienced firsthand the spiritual and relational excitement of a growing, dynamic church. In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris brings you practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and Biblical health in your spiritual community. "How has your church remained so healthy while growing so quickly?" Robert Morris gets this question a lot. In other words, people want to know: "Whats your secret?"
In The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love, Pastor Robert Morris unfolds why Gateway Church in suburban DallasFort Worth is one of Americas fastest-growing, spiritually enriching local churchesand still one of its healthiest. Written for both church leaders and lay people, The Blessed Church looks at the qualities that make church "work" in the twenty-first century and how that can enrich your churchwhatever its size or vision. With the humor and powerful stories hes known for, Morris shows how every component of your churchincluding mission, church government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreachcan receive Gods richest blessings.
Rather than bemoaning the problems of the contemporary evangelical church, The Blessed Church celebrates the expanding role of the body of Christ in the lives of individualsstarting right where you and your church are today.