Book Review / February 27, 2021
Book Review - Elders and Leaders

Elders and Leaders

God's Plan for Leading the Church
By: Gene A. Getz

Book Review

This book was recommended to me by another ministry leader, and it was a joy to read. It takes a thorough, diagnostic approach to church leadership, looking for what it calls "supracultural" principles: truths that should be applied no matter the culture. Gene Getz works really hard to "stick to the facts" and stay close to the Scriptures, acknowledging when there is room for difference of form.

This is probably the best book I have read on the topic. The one weakness it has, if you can call it that, is that although it does talk about what small churches can do, the large majority of this book applies to ministries that are mid-sized ministries (150+ people) and larger. And, these days, the majority of churches are smaller than that.

I expect to go back to this book many times over the years.

Book Review / Feb 27
Book Review - Elders and Leaders

Elders and Leaders

God's Plan for Leading the Church
By: Gene A. Getz

Book Review

This book was recommended to me by another ministry leader, and it was a joy to read. It takes a thorough, diagnostic approach to church leadership, looking for what it calls "supracultural" principles: truths that should be applied no matter the culture. Gene Getz works really hard to "stick to the facts" and stay close to the Scriptures, acknowledging when there is room for difference of form.

This is probably the best book I have read on the topic. The one weakness it has, if you can call it that, is that although it does talk about what small churches can do, the large majority of this book applies to ministries that are mid-sized ministries (150+ people) and larger. And, these days, the majority of churches are smaller than that.

I expect to go back to this book many times over the years.

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