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How can I help my church stay focused on its purpose? What would a culture of generosity look like for my church? What part does rest play in a healthy church?

Whether you are a pastor, a volunteer, or a church member, you want your church to grow well. After all, there’s no better place to experience God than in the loving, healthy community of a church. But what does an effective church look like? Is it possible to grow and be healthy at the same time?

Pastor Robert Morris has experienced firsthand the spiritual and relational excitement of a growing, dynamic church. In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris brings you practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and Biblical health in your spiritual community.

"How has your church remained so healthy while growing so quickly?"

Robert Morris gets this question a lot. In other words, people want to know: "What’s your secret?"

In The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love, Pastor Robert Morris unfolds why Gateway Church in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth is one of America’s fastest-growing, spiritually enriching local churches - and still one of its healthiest. Written for both church leaders and lay people, The Blessed Church looks at the qualities that make church "work" in the 21st century and how that can enrich your church - whatever its size or vision.

With the humor and powerful stories he’s known for, Morris shows how every component of your church - including mission, church government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreach - can receive God’s richest blessings. Rather than bemoaning the problems of the contemporary evangelical church, The Blessed Church celebrates the expanding role of the body of Christ in the lives of individuals - starting right where you and your church are today.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

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David C.Peters

Now I know why. After hearing this book I understand why churches fail as ministers like me. A new revelation that I must read again.

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Pastor Robert Morris is a true man of God

Pastor Robert Morris is a true man of God. I am not a Pastor nor do I plan to open or run a church. I have learned a lot from Pastor Robert Morris and I loved learning more about his beginnings and the history of Gateway church. I loved hearing his Godly reasoning on the foundations and development of Gateway church. This book was a pleasure and I finished it in less than a day. I am sure this Book will be one that I Revisit in the future. Thank you Pastor Robert Morris!

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Understanding Growth

This book has taught me that numbers and growth is not the most important thing.

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Amazing!

This is a must for every leader and church planter. His insight is invaluable, and his wisdom is supernatural.

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Blessed church

This is very timely and relevant to any growing church or any church passionate about growing Godly ministry teams with the desire to reach souls for Christ

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Very Beneficial

This book is an excellent too for expanding the idea of a Blessed Church. Robert is very open about the success and trials growing churches face. More important he provides the why behind what they do.

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A great encouragement

Many great ideas were shared!!! This book is a great encouragement for pastors. Biggest take aways: A healthy church will grow. Reminder that Jesus told Peter to feed my sheep.

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This was exactly what I needed!!

This was great! I heard exactly what I needed and went through the book twice just to make sure I got it all (second time was even better). Spoken very well, well structured, and great message. Listen to this if you are a pastor or a church leader. If you are a church leader it may seem like this is a book all about the pastor but listen and absorb and wait... It all makes sense once he specifically gets to that part.

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I am a current gateway member and I serve there!

Great book easy to understand and listen to. Would recommend strongly! I love pastor Morris!

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Practical, Passionate and Purposeful

Robert Morris hit it out of the park with The Blessed Church! His wisdom, insights, inspiration and information are spot on! Anyone planting a church must read or listen to "The Blessed Church!" Thank you Robert Morris for taking time to share this magnificent and vital work! The Kingdom of God wins because his servant has delivered such a valuable manuscript to us all!