Book review: “Designing Contemporary Congregations,” by Laurene Beth Bowers

Laurene Beth Bowers, Designing Contemporary Congregations: Strategies to Attract Those Under Fifty, Pilgrim Press, 2008.  128 pages.  Available at Amazon. Occasionally, I come across such a great book that I must review it for our readers here at Baptist Spirituality. Abstract: In her second book on healthy church growth, Laurene Beth Bowers intends to inspireContinue reading “Book review: “Designing Contemporary Congregations,” by Laurene Beth Bowers”

The real source for congregational leadership is the Bible

About every 20 years, new models for how to do church ministry and congregational leadership pop up. Some of the most recent models include emergent, missional, or kingdom-centered paradigms. And the list goes on. If this isn’t bad enough, church leaders fight amongst themselves about which model is more effective, all the while failing toContinue reading “The real source for congregational leadership is the Bible”