An excerpt from the book Rise, available now at Navpress.com
GET PEOPLE MOVING
Jump-start newcomers with clear next steps by offering a spiritual “on-ramp” (like Alpha). Make the discipleship path and destination clear.
EMBED THE BIBLE IN EVERYTHING
Make Scripture the heart of the church culture. Take away people’s excuses by doing whatever you can to make Bible engagement easy.
Help people “own” the vision of the church. Use your small group system to empower and equip them to grow as leaders.
PASTOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Make the local community your mission field by partnering with other churches and nonprofits to tackle local problems.
Surrender all leadership dilemmas and decisions to Christ. Humility and transparency are key.
Learn more about Rise here.
Read the first chapter for free here.