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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Recent Comments
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
 
So, they're building another one? Seriously? They're can't be anything right about that in America. There is currently over $238 Billion in church edifices in America sitting empty on average 164 out of 168 hours a week. And, you guys dare to preach about good stewardship? We need more edifices? Seriously? Isn't the reason they're still spending countless millions and millions more on new edifices is because they're incapable of working with other mega-star pulpiteers because of their EGO - Elmer Gantry Obsession? If mega-churches are so "successful" then why is the culture getting darker and darker by the day? What identifiable measures can you give beyond the attendance that they are having any real impact on the culture? Research shows we only remember 5% of what is lectured to us. Yet, these mega-churches center the greatest amount of time, energy, and money on getting people to answer a Sunday morning Simon Says cattle call to hear a lecture. Have an explanation? Please, wake up and smell the coffee. Take it Home where the heart is, where it started, and where it belongs!
 
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Thanks for posting.
 
— Oree McKenzie
 

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