I've been planting churches for 18 years but was given this book just before I planted my last church just under 1 year ago. I read it and just shook my head wondering why I didn't have this gold mine of a resource years ago. Dr. McIntosh puts church growth and transition in perspective like no one I've ever read before. I am very excited to watch this current church grow through its normal stages of transition with the help of this new resource. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
This book was given to me by a dear fellow pastor who serves as my mentor. Feeling frustrated in my present situation, this book helped me to put things in their proper perspective. So many pastors are frustrated because we do not fully understand the principles found in "One Size Doesn't Fit All". I have asked our Leadership Team and Deacons to read through the book as well so we can all be on the same page with the transitions that must take place for us to move to the next level of church growth.
You will think that you were at a Bible college class on Ministry Leadership after you read and study this easy to understand book. It was given to us by our District Superintendent, I praise our Leadership for the foresight.
Top notch. I have been trough many church building projects & many church settings. This has been a key book from looking at the leadership structure & helping church leaders brainstorm with direction.
I wish that I could have had this book over 12 years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache and discouragement. Of all the books dealing with vision, growth, administration, etc., I would rate this book in the top 2 or 3 of all time. Every pastor needs this book especially those in small churches and new to ministry. It could reform the problem plaguing our churches of ministry longevity, real expectations and free pastors from the bondage of competition and improper focus. Wow and praise God for this book!