In this latest and most accessible work from church historian, futurist, and best-selling author Leonard Sweet, church leaders will discover the leadership arts that are essential in today’s ever-changing culture. The author provides thought-provoking yet practical skills that will elevate the scope of ministry from mere survival of daily challenges to thriving in today’s culture! He vividly portrays the new paradigms facing churches and illustrates the need to become an ‘AquaChurch’ in order to effectively minister in our fluid, postmodern culture.
The author includes a ‘personal log’—questions and ideas that help apply personal thoughts as related to the new paradigms. And, each chapter concludes with a ‘ship’s log’—ideas and activities that encourage group discussion and evaluation with church leaders. It provides an excellent platform for pastors and their entire church leadership to improve the effectiveness of their ministry. This book not only challenges leaders to think in broader terms, but it provides practical strategies for making specific and meaningful changes in how they minister to their communities. They’ll discover how to be relevant to an ever-changing culture with the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ!