Book Description

From the Back Cover Pastor Steve Sjogren launched the servant evangelism movement?a movement that fueled the growth of his church in Cincinnati from a handful of people to 6,000 in 15 years. But along the way, Steve began to reevaluate the common assumption that a bigger church is necessarily a better church. In Making a Good Church Great, Steve shares what he has observed in more than 30 years as a church planter and coach: that a church?s greatness has less to do with thousands in weekly attendance, the size of the sanctuary or the number of books the pastor has published. Instead, greatness is an ongoing process that is moved by the presence of God among His people.? This book is an invitation to your community of faith to uncover its true and authentic greatness. There are 13 characteristics of a great church, including upward, outward, safe, fun, inclusive and generous, and Steve offers practical steps for your church, in its one-of-a-kind way, to foster each of these qualities. Instead of making your church more like someone else?s, let the presence of God make your church the greatest church that only it can be!? Read more About the Author STEVE SJOGREN and his wife, Janie, have planted churches in Los Angeles, Baltimore and Cincinnati, and in Oslo, Norway. Steve currently writes, speaks, mentors church planters, and in February 2008 launched a church plant in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of Conspiracy of Kindness, Changing the World Through Kindness, and The Day I Died, and has written articles that have appeared in Charisma, New Man, Discipleship Journal and more. Steve and Janie have three grown children. Read more