The Prodigal Church is more than just a demolition project. Atop the wreckage left by pragmatism and consumerism, Wilson attempts to rebuild scaffolding with different, yet more durable materials. In this, the book succeeds, though not perfectly.
This was a helpful exercise in seeing another’s perspective on all the ins and outs involved in a successful transition.
The more we reduce ministry to business, the more pastors are convinced to think like CEOs and less like shepherds.
f you’re is looking for a book that deals with church revitalization primarily from the perspective of dependence upon God’s work according to God’s will, this book should not be your first choice.
I think we should stop talking about “launching” new church plants and instead refer to them “covenanting” for the first time.
This book is primarily a recommendation of their experience as the way to engage in evangelism and discipleship that leads to new churches. Perhaps the authors could have suggested their experiences as one way, rather than as the only truly effective way.