A quote from the book:
The book was partly written as the result of frustration with "modern" church leadership. We've become great at "delivering services" while ignoring the incredible potential that exists in the people to whom we "deliver those services." In the Cluetrain universe we now inhabit, many, if not all people want to be involved. They want to both listen and be heard - they want to engage and be engaged. The one way communication of most "churchianity" just doesn't cut it for them/us - and we not only want to be heard...we will be heard.
This is one of those books about an experience I haven't had yet. Maybe it is our church culture in the South, or the local culture here near the coast in Florida, but we do not have "many, if not all" people at New Hope wanting to be involved. Many of the activities we have now are not attended nearly as well as Sunday morning worship, and that draws 2/3 of the membership on the roll.
Many of the ideas we have had to get people more engaged in work within and without have suffered from a lack of "buy in" from our people. As a leader, I'm trying to get people outside the walls into ministry, but it's a constant struggle.
So forgive me if I don't purchase the book.
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