This is a fantastic book. The entire Christian Education dept of my church is reading it. We are going to discuss it and then teach the lessons learned to our class leaders, trustees and stewards. This book is a must have it you want to grow your church spiritually and numerically.
If anyone wants to understand how effective, modern day Biblical discipleship can work at your church, this is an end to end, detailed discussion. I cannot more highly recommend this book as one who has experienced first hand the issues that did not go as well in another similar discipleship model, all of which are carefuly and Biblically addressed in this book. Dan Jones. Maple Valley, WA.
I read this book for myself first, then I realized that this one is a book that men can really relate to because of the sports - coaching illustrations. I purchased copies for each of my board members.This is not ivory tower concepts, this is down to earth practical teaching about how a church should function.
Thought-provoking perspective on how "church" works--or should. Convicting for all who think "church" is simply about getting lots of warm bodies to show up on Sunday morning. I bought several copies in order to distribute them to church board members.