Monday, October 11, 2010

Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America
By Shannon O'Dell

A book aimed at pastors and church leaders, this book is appropriate for all church atenders wanting to make a difference and grow.  Pastor Shannon O'Dell shares with readers his journey from a mega church to the middle of nowhere in a small church of older attenders.  Through the challenges of removing "sacred cows", making improvements, drawing in new attenders and creating leadership with little or no budget, O'Dell shares ways to win with your own church.  Having grown his small rural church to a 5 campus church with internet and satellite locations, O'Dell has valuable and applicable advice to offer that is easy to institute in any church.  Whether a rural church with 12 attenders or a large church in the middle of the city, there are hits and tips, ideas and attack plans for each person willing to be a leader, apply V.A.L.U.E. principles and strive to become better in order to reach more. 

Highly recommended.  With personal stories woven among teaching and encouragement, this book is easy to read and full of resources that are readily accessible.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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