Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review:The Blessed Church by:Robert Morris

 The Blessed Church - Robert Morris
About the Book:
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Whether you are a pastor, a volunteer, or a church member, you want your church to grow well. After all, there’s no better place to experience God than in the loving, healthy community of a church. But what does an effective church look like? Is it possible to grow and be healthy at the same time?

Pastor Robert Morris has experienced firsthand the spiritual and relational excitement of a growing, dynamic church. In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris brings you practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and Biblical health in your spiritual community.
Robert Morris gets this question a lot. In other words, people want to know: “What’s your secret?”

In The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love, Pastor Robert Morris unfolds why Gateway Church in suburban Dallas–Fort Worth is one of America’s fastest-growing, spiritually enriching local churches—and still one of its healthiest. Written for both church leaders and lay people, The Blessed Church looks at the qualities that make church “work” in the twenty-first century and how that can enrich your church—whatever its size or vision.

With the humor and powerful stories he’s known for, Morris shows how every component of your church—including mission, church government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreach—can receive God’s richest blessings. Rather than bemoaning the problems of the contemporary evangelical church, The Blessed Church celebrates the expanding role of the body of Christ in the lives of individuals—starting right where you and your church are today. 

About the Author:
Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than twenty-four thousand active members. He is featured on the weekly television program The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately ninety million homes in the United States and more than two hundred countries around the world.

Robert holds a doctorate of literature and serves as chairman of the board of The King’s University. He is the best-selling author of nearly a dozen books, including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The Power of Your Words, and The God I Never Knew. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married more than thirty years and are blessed
with one married daughter, two married sons, and grandchildren.

My Review:
I don't care which title you hold in the ministry, we all want those ministries to grow. Hopefully surpassing our expectations Lord willing. Robert Morris has always been a favorite of mine. I love to hear him speak. He is sharp and witty. The Blessed Church is a book that he authored to let us in on how he grew his to the numbers that they have reached that people seem to be astounded by. This was a very easy book to follow and if you are growing any type of church ministry you should take a look. He brought up some very good points.

First and foremost he does nothing in his life without consulting God first and after he receives his answer that will determine whether to move or not. He goes on to tell you the methods that he has used to grow a congregation of more than 24,000 people. He takes you into the early days of his journey so that you can see just how far God has brought he and his family. I think what he wants you to remember above all that this is God's baby he is just the facilitator.

**Disclosure** This book was provided at no charge through the Blogging for Books Blogger Program for my honest review.