Just finished reading Sticky Church by Larry Osborne. In fact I read it in just over 24 hours, I new record :-) I started it yesterday morning and finished it a few minutes ago.
I loved his presentation of the idea of closing the back door of the church through meaningful relationships with the people in the church. I'm DEFINTELY a relationship kind of guy and this hit a strong cord with me. I would, however, be very interested to hear from a more conservative introverted type person to see if it spoke the same way to them...
A lot of what he had to say has really aligned itself with the other reading I've been doing lately... so I wonder what God is trying to tell me :-)
This book was the homework for the discussion time at the next Small Group Network that I'm a part of. I meet regularly with a group of other small group pastors to discuss ministry in our churches. This is a great group and has been HUGE for me in getting connected around these parts and for helping me as a newbie pastor! I'm looking forward to the discussion that I'm sure this book will create.