I ordered a book today. One of my pastoral friends has highly recommended it, and it can’t come soon enough.
I get so freaking frustrated because I am running a business, the success of which is measured by numbers. Those numbers are decreasing. That gets me upset, even though I know that Jesus is not about numbers going up (think narrow way that few will find). I still want to report numbers going up. There is a part of me that doesn’t care that the church is using a business model, and that is not what Jesus ever wanted. I still want success! I’m addicted to it, I admit it. And emotionally, it is very, very hard to let that go. But I need to. I need to focus on making disciples, so I’m really looking forward to the book!
The book? Building A Discipling Culture by Mike Breen and Steve Cockram. Want to join me in a study?