This year the church has made a commitment to read one or two books together as a church. I have been looking for the past 3 months for a book to suggest. Today I found it in Thom's Book on church members. I bought it online and read it within just minutes. It is so what we need. I suggest that everyone get a copy and read it.
I got this book at a church in Vermont, I could not put it down once I started reading it. I found it to be very helpful to learn how better to serve my church. It helped me very much to get through some things I was dealing with at this very moment in my church. I am ordering one for my pastor and my husband, because I want to keep my copy to read over and over again when I start feeling to important, or selfish, or complaining about my brothers and sisters in my church.
This little book has the potential for major impact in every church where it is read and applied. As I completed each chapter, I thought, "This is just what we need to give to everyone who becomes a member in our church." A must-read for every Christian who wants to please God with their life. I am going to propose to our leadership that our church adopt a covenant containing the principles which appear at the conclusion of each chapter.
The book was used for our church planning retreat. We wanted all participants to approach plans for the church with the same, servant attitude, to move the church forward with the right attitude. The book encouraged members to give as Christ gave.