Like a leisure suit that was hip and fashionable in the 70's, "Hanging Up The Leisure Suit" compares the outdated practices and ineffective ministries of the current church to the need for an updated wardrobe change.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
With less than 3 percent of Americans attending church, according to the most recent U.S. Census, the average church could be labeled stuck. In the much-anticipated second release in "The Leisure Suit" series, "Hanging Up The Leisure Suit," Ben Stroup (http://www.benstroup.com) and Tony Morgan (http://www.TonyMorganLive.com) follow-up with a free how-to guide for getting the average church out of its current slump. The steps don’t include updating the church website, singing different songs, or becoming a more seeker-friendly congregation. In fact, the how’s reflect a deeper look at the foundation of the church, and outline ways for the leadership to bridge the gap between strategies and systems.
Like a leisure suit that was hip and fashionable in the 70’s, "Hanging Up The Leisure Suit" compares the outdated practices and ineffective ministries of the current church to the need for an updated wardrobe change. The ebook highlights the steps for accomplishing results by connecting the vision of a pastor to the strategies and systems needed to execute the vision. It also summarizes the 6 important elements of a strong church foundation, including purpose, strategy, people, structure, systems, and metrics.
“After the overwhelming success of The Leisure Suit Trap, I am thrilled to offer the second book in the series to pastors and church leaders,” said Morgan. “I hope these free tools will help push the current church into the direction of sustainable growth, and I’m excited to see churches begin to discover their God-given purpose and mission.”
The book also offers self-assessment tools for church leaders to grade their current health and growth, and allow pastors to monitor the change as they implement the new steps for getting unstuck.
“I am encouraged by the amount of pastors and church leaders who have downloaded the first book and admitted to being stuck by reaching out for help,” said Stroup, owner and creator of Benstroup.com. “I hope the second book in the series will help those leaders transform that conversation into action steps for their churches, and ultimately result in healthy growth and increased mission,” added Stroup.
Ben Stroup is a ghostwriter, blogger, and strategic consultant who helps individuals and organizations navigate the content matrix to achieve maximum impact through content strategy and marketing. He is an advocate for creating compelling content in a post-paragraph world and believes meaningful conversations are the most prized and coveted assets of one-person consulting firms, international charitable organizations, and multibillion dollar enterprises. Ben, his wife, Brooke, and their two sons, Carter and Caden, live in the Nashville, Tennessee area.