If you were around 20 or 30 years ago, you have been privy to some of the most exciting and mystifying change in modern church history. Like it or not, we are not the same as we were when your folks were raising you and, in truth, we (the church) are going to be much different when your children are your current age. The church is “reformed and reforming” and you are a part of it. Here are some tools to help you in that process.
I like this book. It is a charge to rethink the way we do ministry and become influential, and hovers over one of the biggest flaws in our current embodiment. The number one challenge to the church at this point in history is to not spread itself out so wide that there isn’t any depth. This book will help.
This blog has touched some tough places in my self-congratulatory posture. It will yours, too!
In addition to writing for Creator, I also blog for ChurchCentral.com and find the wisdom of my colleagues there to be both stimulating and instructive. I believe you will, too. The subjects are broader than music and worship, but every one of us could profit from a wider purview.
The ever controversial Mark Driscoll
has written another book, and I believe it will be one of the most important books Christian leaders can have at hand. This will be a primer for some and a “go to” reference for teaching others (laymen mostly) about what we believe. I like it and I like Mark Driscoll, though I find both somewhat unsettling at times!
Lastly, I recommend occasionally migrating to ChurchMarketingSucks.com to put a check on why we do the things we do. I tend to find endless inspiration for the things I write and opinions I give to church leaders in this one stop and challenging resource. Though the title may sound disrespectful, I assure you the page is devoted to helping church people not be so blatantly “churchy.” You’ll like it, I promise.