Sums

Get Free Book Summaries Created for Church Leaders

How many books are out there that you wish you had time to read? Some church leaders we know keep a list of “must read” books, but they can’t seem to find the time to read them all. Sound familiar?

That’s why we created Sums. There are so many great books out there—authored by both ministry and business leaders—that can help you go ahead in your leadership. Sums are short, 5-7 page summaries of the books we think will give you a personal leadership boost. Our team is always reading and we’ll turn the best books we read into Sums issues that save you time and add enormous value to your leadership.

At the end of each issue of Sums, you’ll also find a page of Go Ahead Actions drafted by one of our Auxano Navigators. (These Navigators work side-by-side with church leaders like you to help them discover vision clarity and then align their ministries to make meaningful progress.) These Go Ahead Actions will give you practical suggestions about how you can begin to apply the ideas in each book to your ministry today.

Are Sums Really Free?

Sums are FREE. That’s right. You heard us! We believe so much in this resource that we wanted to provide it at no cost to church leaders. All you have to do is sign up right here in the Vision Room, and Sums will begin to appear in your email inbox about every other week.

To give you a taste of the value you’ll receive in each issue of Sums, download a sample issue below. It’s based on Reggie McNeal’s important classic book, The Present Future. If you like that, come back here to the Vision Room and sign up to receive a new issue of Sums every other week. What are you waiting for? They’re free! Go ahead and sign up.


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A few years back I was leading a DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) group at a church in NC. We were meeting in the spring and over Easter. The kids in our group had so much fun as they healed and connected with each other and when Easter came along I didn't hesitate to tell them the story of Easter. One little kindergartner was in our group. I didn't think he had listened to what was said but the next year when Easter rolled around he proceeded to tell his mother the entire Easter story. This was a family that didn't attend church. When his mom asked how he knew so much about the real Easter he said, "Miss Linda told us about it last year." Kids want to know the truth and they can handle hearing the gospel, especially hurting children of divorce. Thank you for validating what I believe. Linda Ranson Jacobs Blog.dc4k.org
 
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Doesn't the church exist to comfort the souls and consciences of believers? New or old design the focus should be Christ. A good test for this is to invite a group of non-believers [unchurched] as a focus group....show them the designs of churches and have them give their thoughts opinions to questions like this: + What type of business/organization do you think belongs in this place? + What is the first thing you think of when seeing this place? + This facility is designed to be a Christian church....What other uses would you imagine taking place here? Their answers should be enough to tell you how best to design a building that will be purposeful in delivering the central message of Christ-Crucified.
 
— Mac
 

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