Sunday, January 13, 2008

Book of the week

This week's book was written by my former pastor in Raleigh, David Horner. Its called, "Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing." It's about principle-based ministry in the Church. Its a great book that helps think through the proper order of asking why things are done in a church and then asking how they should be done. A lot of churches start with the pragmatic questions like, "how do we get more people here?," without asking the more foundational questions of "why do we do or not do something?"...or "what is the purpose behind what we do, or not do?" I'd recommend it to any leader in a local church.