Are you struggling to find your niche? Maybe you need to relinquish plans others have for you and follow God's dream! Barnett shares how he surrendered his goal of building a megachurch like his dad's to answer God's call to serve the poor. His hard-won insights will guide you as you search for your God-given purpose. 240 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
You were created for something amazingand its time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his fathers and began listening for Gods dream for his life instead. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your lifeThe Cause within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.
Matthew Barnett is the host of the upcoming ABC show "Extreme Community Makeover," co-founder (with his father, Pastor Tommy Barnett) of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, and senior pastor of Angelus Temple, the historic church in downtown Los Angeles that draws 7,000 people every week. To date, more than 200 Dream Centers have been launched around the world, with more added every year. Matthew is the author of The Church That Never Sleeps and is seen across the world through the church's broadcast on TBN, the world's largest Christian television network.