Steve Tibbert, senior pastor of King's and the author of the book, shares the story of one church's growth and the leadership lessons that went alongside that growth. Beginning with a church of 120 people in a decaying building and ending 15 years later with the move to multi-site and 1,200 regular attenders, this is a practical book that will encourage any who long to see the UK church become more robust in mission.
It is easy to read, it is witty and insightful and will provoke church leaders and their members to look at their own churches and their own lives to consider why they do things the way they do.
Steve Tibbert has overseen remarkable church growth during the last 15 years. He is a church leader with much to teach us. Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton
Any church leader who wants his church to grow will benefit from reading this book. Steve writes with honesty and insight about the remarkable growth that he has experienced at King’s Church... The result is a powerful tonic to mediocre leadership. Anyone who reads this book will finish it challenged and equipped to lead more effectively and with greater wisdom than ever before. David Stroud, Senior Pastor of ChristChurch London
Steve Tibbert’s intentional leadership in building a diverse and culturally relevant church that is not just good but great is more than obvious, it’s contagious. I consider it a privilege to have experienced Steve’s leadership and mission-focused community at King’s. I fully commend his work to you as biblical and practical. Dr David Anderson, Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, Cleveland USA and author of Gracism
This is a book for leaders who really want to work with God to grow their church. It’s practical and realistic. And it doesn’t offer a ‘magic bullet’ that will be the answer to everything. Rather, it addresses the complex mix that allows a church to become healthy, mission-oriented, growing and reproducing. I think King’s Church represents a kind of urban church of the future showing that it is possible to have an impact in the great urban multi-ethnic cities of the world in spite of the obstacles often encountered in leadership, finance, land and government relationships. Reading this book will expand your faith in what God can do and give you ideas on how to work that faith out. Steve Nicholson, Senior Pastor of Evanston Vineyard, USA and Church Planting Task Force Director for the Vineyard movement, USA
Steve Tibbert has written us an important book full of practical leadership lessons to help all of us who have responsibilities in the church. Whilst remaining down to earth, it inspires us to see churches grow for the sake of reaching unbelievers with the good news and demonstrating the glory of God in diversity. Dave Devenish, Elder of Woodside Church, Bedford and senior international leader within the Newfrontiers family of churches