Worth Reading: The Multiplying Church

The Multiplying Church by Bob Roberts, Jr. Just finished Bob Roberts latest book and I’m sad it’s over. I loved this book! As a church planter, Bob Roberts speaks my heart language and gives me permission to continue pursuing my call and passion to see new churches planted all around the world. This is a must read for church leaders! Here are a few quotes that set my heart’s temperature a little hotter and made me think:

– “The future of faith in America (and anywhere in the world, for that matter) is not tied to planting more churches, but in raising up of mother congregations of every tribe, tongue, denomination, and network that are reproducing like rabbits.” (page 18)
– “The hope of the future of the church in the United States really is not in raising up more preachers; we’ve been doing that in high style for the past hundred years. The hope is in pregnant mother churches.” (page 18)
– “The highest demonstration of maturity for a local church is when it multiplies. Only something alive can reproduce, and it will do so only if it is healthy.” (page 61)
– “Churches that see only their own agenda and refuse to live in the broader context of the universal church will never be a part of the coming global church planting movement.” (page 65)
– “…missions isnt’ something you do – it is an expression of who you are.” (page 74)
– “As pastors…if we fail – or more likely simply refuse – to aggressively plant churches, God will hold us deeply accountable for using the church for our own end as opposed to extending His glory to the ends of the earth.” (page 87)
– “Every believer is a church planter. The lowest common denominator in all church planting is the disciple.” (page 105)
– “How sad that we’ve settled for a growing campus instead of striving for a transformed community.” (page 109)
– “Any vision that doesn’t require your entire life isn’t a vision; it’s just a thought.” (page 172)
– “Converts may grow a church, but disciples change the world.” (page 172)

Well worth reading. Also, check out Bob Roberts blog – www.glocal.net.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on February 27, 2008, in Books worth reading, Church Planting, Ministry, World Missions. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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