Ok, so I’ve never heard of this book and I have never heard of this author. To be honest, just reading the description, it’s probably a book I won’t even like. But, the title alone grabbed my attention and therefore earned a mention on this blog. Of course, its free so there’s nothing to lose in just checking it out.
A true underdog story. Journey with these young leaders as they do church their way. A diner, driving school and an odd jobs company are just some of the ways this group used to build a thriving church. In How to Knock Over a 7-Eleven and Other Ministry Training, author and senior pastor Michael Cheshire brings real-life stories to out of the box church work. His humor is unmatched and the insights you get will cut to the core as you journey with him and his team as they build a church from scratch. This book takes you behind the scenes of a radically different way to build a church. It’s a valuable resource for those planning to launch a new ministry or for leaders wanting to be more innovative in their community. This is not a story of the traditional church. Michael and his team sacrifice more than a few sacred cows in their pursuit of God’s calling. If you’re determined to pursue a calling in any type of ministry, this book will only make your fire grow.
“This book made me fall in love even more with the idea of casting off all that I think I know and crawling to the feet of Jesus for help on behalf of a world that desperately needs to know Him.” – Brandon Cox, Lead Pastor Grace Hills Church and Editor for Pastors.com and Rick Warren’s Pastor’s Toolbox
“Cheshire’s advice is refreshing. He does not preach (much), nor does he prescribe (at all). The energy of their lives is reflected in the book and the results of a vibrant, growing church. It’s the sort of certification every church leader should have.” – Ray Hollenbach, ChurchLeaders.com
“This book is a no-nonsense look at what it takes to plant a church. I found myself laughing out loud constantly! If you’re a church leader looking for some insight on how to get things done, I’d pick up this book today.” – Mark Cox, Student Pastor at Indian Springs Baptist Church
Download the book here.