I admit I was skeptical about the topic of this book. A mega church is trying to provide instructions to other churches that are struggling or sitting stagnate. In the beginning of the book, Robert Morris talks about how he talks to Jesus. I rolled my eyes but kept reading, I wanted to hear how he built his church. Once I got past that, the rest of the book was good. I belong to a small struggling church so everything he said I applied to my personal situation within my church. He talks about churches wanting to grow but explains in order to grow your church has to be healthy. I researched this again within my own church and found out our health rating would have been considered more like being on life support. How they built, Gateway Church may not work for you but the common sense approach to the health of the church, the leadership, communication and accountability can work for any size church. The only stipulation you need to be aware of is the pastor and leaders of the church need to be open to change or approaching things differently. That is the key to avoiding failure in any church is going beyond their comfort zone.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.