Over the past month I have been able to read several books that I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of replanting. So if the slight chill in the fall air has motivated you to open a book, grab one of these and enjoy!
This book as greatly impacted me. Brian shares his story candidly of over 10 years of faithful ministry, where it seemed that he was going to be fired by the people he was led to shepherd multiple times. God's faithfulness is shown through this book and it encouraged me that replanting is not short term change-it is going to a place, planting yourself there for a generation, and seeing God change hearts.
This book is a wonderful read of hearing how God truly used the Blackaby's to see replanting happen in Canada. I especially appreciated the theme of faith in this writing. To replant a church, faith is THE key component. Marketing, flashy worship, or all the money in the world won't do what only God can do in replanting a church. Amazing. The Blackaby's are a real asset to the replanting effort.
Matthew is 34 years old and currently lives in St Louis, Missouri with his wife Leslie. He serves as the Associate Pastor at The Groves Church, in Webster Groves, Missouri.