The Blessed Church
The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love
Aug 19, 2014 | 240 Pages
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About The Blessed Church
“In The Blessed Church the biblical principles that lead to true success in the body of Christ are carefully explained.”—Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
“What you will gain from reading this book is not only inspiration but also principles that will work in any church (or business) that wants to fully maximize its potential.” –Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church
“How has your church remained so healthy while growing so quickly?” Robert Morris gets asked this question a lot. In other words, people want to know, “What’s your secret?”
In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris of Gateway Church explores how a church can be fast-growing and spiritually-enriching—and still healthy. With the powerful stories, candor, and humor he’s known for, Morris shows how every component of your church—including mission, government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreach—can receive God’s richest blessings.
Written for both church leaders and laypeople, The Blessed Church explores the vision and other qualities that make church “work”—regardless of size--in the twenty-first century.
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“The Blessed Church is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how to build a church that God will bless.” --Jimmy Evans, senior elder of Trinity Fellowship Church and CEO of MarriageToday
“Our world desperately needs healthy, vibrant churches…If you want a growing vitality in your church, you will profit from every page of The Blessed Church.”—Chris Hodges, senior pastor, Church of the Highlands
“God has blessed Gateway Church with explosive growth. Pastor Robert Morris humbly unpacks many of the invaluable lessons he and his team have learned along the journey. His spiritual insight and practical instruction will help you build a stronger, deeper, and broader ministry.”
—Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World
“Our world desperately needs healthy, vibrant churches, so I’m thankful Robert Morris has written The Blessed Church—a book that draws on the Gateway backstory to describe the qualities of a healthy local church. More than anything, a heart for God and a love of people define the ministry of Pastor Morris and Gateway Church. If you want a growing vitality in your church, you will profit from every page of The Blessed Church.”
—Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands
“In The Blessed Church, Robert Morris reveals why Gateway Church in Dallas–Fort Worth has become not just one of the largest churches in America but also one of the most influential. Robert’s devoted, attentive shepherding of this great flock is one reason why Gateway is so blessed. In The Blessed Church, the biblical principles that lead to true success in the body of Christ are carefully explained. If you love the local church, as both Robert and I do, you won’t want to miss the insights found in this helpful and practical book.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and president of The Urban Alternative
“When I refer to the blessed church, I am speaking from firsthand experience. My wife, Betty, and I are active members of Gateway Church, which Robert Morris pastors. We have witnessed and experienced the dynamic power and profound impact made on personal lives, families, the community, the church at large, and the nation. The blessed church members live a blessed life and continually seek to be a blessing to others. Through Pastor Morris’s leadership, Gateway Church has become a model and inspiration to the whole church around the world. Your church can experience the bountiful blessings of our God and Father right here on earth right now!”
—James Robison, founder and president of LIFE Outreach International and co-host of LIFE Today
“Robert has put together a master playbook for victory in the church. Every pastor can learn from the insight and wisdom God has given Robert and the Gateway team. In fact, I truly believe that practicing the biblical principles of health and growth outlined in The Blessed Church will help us all further the Great Commission and experience radical transformation and blessing in our communities.”
—Tom Mullins, founding pastor of Christ Fellowship Church
“Every pastor, layman, leader, and churchgoer should read The Blessed Church. Morris has done it again. Readable and inspiring, The Blessed Church is a must-read for all who want their own church to walk in the blessings of God.”
—Mark Rutland, PhD, president of Oral Roberts University and Global Servants
“The story of Gateway Church is one of radical trust, bold vision, and the faithfulness of God. Now my friend, Robert Morris, has written a book telling that extraordinary story. Read it! You will realize that God wants to bless your church more than you ever could have imagined.”
—Greg Surratt, senior pastor of Seacoast Church
About Robert MorrisRobert Morris is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Since it began in 2000, Gateway has grown to more than 16,000 active members. Robert is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, seen in 80 million homes in the United States and in more than 200 countries around the world. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, and The Power of Your Words. Robert and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of three grown children and grandparents of two.
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How has your church remained so healthy while growing so quickly?
Robert Morris gets asked this question a lot. In other words, people want to know, Whats your secret? In The Blessed Church, Pastor Morris of Gateway Church explores how a church can be fast-growing and spiritually-enrichingand still healthy. With the powerful stories, candor, and humor hes known for, Morris shows how every component of your churchincluding mission, government, teaching, worship, small groups, giving, and outreachcan receive Gods richest blessings.
If you have some authority in the church you attend, this is a book that you need to read. I got this book free in exchange for writing a blog about it. After receiving it, I put it aside and had dismissed it for a significant portion of time. That was a mistake, though God's perfect timing is NOT. I read it in the course of a week, but could have in a couple sittings. The reason it took longer was because there are numerous significant...
This book blessed me. I have been a part of a church plant for 6 years and it has not been easy. To hear the story from a man who has experienced both the highs and lows of building a church was great. He was able to speak in a practical, relatable voice as well.As a campus pastor I was able to take much of what Pastor Morris said and relate it to my specific role. There were times when I was unable to do so but in books like these you pick...
Amazing book! if you are a pastor or are called to the office of a pastor this book is for you. The author ready connects with his readers and touches area's that most ministers will never speak about. The author shows his humanity in his high points and low points of his ministry journey. The Blessed Church book isn't about growing your church financials but about creating a healthy culture for unity and team work. When the top is healthy...
In this book youâ??ll get a behind the scenes look into the what, how, and why of one of the largest churches in America.Pastor Robert Morris explains the story of Gateway Church, their philosophy of ministry, and gives practical principles that will help any church or organization grow healthy. â??"I would suggest that over the years businesses have stumbled upon godly principles through trial and error. Itâ??s possible to follow biblical...
This is a book that I would consider more for pastors and leaders within a church, but I did find it interesting as a lay person. I also admit that I was curious because I watch Gateway online every weekend. I tend to be a bit leery of mega-churches, but the solid Biblical teaching makes me wish I lived near enough to attend. The chance to learn more about the thinking behind the growth of Gateway and their structure gives me even...