Category: Ministry

Slow Church (Smith & Pattison)

Christopher Smith & John Pattison, Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2014. “How many kids are in your church/youth group?” An innocent enough question, but the most common, and often the only question I get asked. Apparently we have as a culture developed a significant and…

Healthy Congregations (Steinke)

I selected this as my first book because I am beginning a preaching ministry in a new church and I wanted to get a grasp on the general features of healthy congregations. I also, and arguably primarily, chose it because it was short.  ——————- Peter L. Steinke, Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach Herndon, VA: The…