What makes a church great in God's eyes? The size of the sanctuary? The number of new believers? The quantity of best-selling books that the pastor has written? Or is it something more? Offering practical guidance for missional congregations, Sjogren shows that greatness is an ongoing process of worshiping, serving, and living in God's presence. 192 pages, hardcover from Regal.
Bestselling author Steve Sjogren untangles the complex jumble commonly known as greatness in todays mega church, mega everything world. As a successful pastor, he launched the servant evangelism movement, but along the way he discovered that significance was not where or what he thought it would be. Now, in a very practical book, he focuses on genuine greatness. Is it the size of the sanctuary? The number of new believers baptized each year? The youth attendance? The quantity of best selling books the pastor has written? The list of television shows, radio shows or podcasts the pastors appears on? Or is it something more? What is the buzz on good churches that become great in Gods eyes? Sjogren argues that greatness is not a point at which you arrive; rather, it is an ongoing process of worshipping, serving and living in Gods presence. It not a slick program; rather, it is a family, a hospital, an army and a school. When God is a present, His people are empowered. When God empowers His people, a good church becomes great.
STEVE SJOGREN and his wife, Janie, have planted churches in Los Angeles, Baltimore and Cincinnati, and in Oslo, Norway. Steve currently writes, speaks, mentors church planters, and in February 2008 launched a church plant in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of Conspiracy of Kindness, Changing the World Through Kindness, and The Day I Died, and has written articles that have appeared in Charisma, New Man, Discipleship Journal and more. Steve and Janie have three grown children.