Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Review: "Take the Lid Off Your Church" by Tony Morgan

I just finished Tony Morgan's new eBook "Take the Lid Off Your Church - 6 Steps to Building a Healthy Leadership Team". What a short, but great read!

One of his opening statements sums the premise of this book up perfectly: “The people who hold the senior leadership positions of your church are the only chance your church has to achieve the vision and mission God designed your church to accomplish at this moment in time.”  In other words, our call is much bigger than us.  And for us to accomplish God’s mission for our lives (and our churches), we have to equip and empower others to lead.

This book is designed as a springboard for conversation.  For those that are looking for easy answers to take your church to the next level, It's not the book for you.   It is best used as a tool for self-examination.   It will help you ask tough questions… both of yourself and of your team. But the long-term results are well worth the short-term discomfort.

I will definitely be taking my senior leadership team through this book and looking at adjustments we need to make so we can more quickly and efficiently pursue God’s mission for our church.  I suggest you do the same!

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