A review of “Killing Cockroaches.”

I just finished reading Killing Cockroaches by Tony Morgan.  You can check it out here.  The book was very practical and helpful for me as a church leader.  Tony Morgan offers insights on leadership, technology, church life, the family, and much more.  He also filled the book with wonderful Top 10 lists.  Tony suggested to read a little bit at a time so you could think on it, but I couldn’t put it down.

Here are some of my favorite excerpts from the book:

-“You can’t buy the media coverage you’ll receive if you remain faithful to God’s design for the church and stay active in people’s lives by addressing their physical and emotional needs.”

-“. . . we learned long ago that to try to make everyone happy, you have to be comfortable with mediocrity.  It’s a place where there are few critics.  It’s also a place where few people become really passionate about ministry and their relationship with Christ.”

-“If I’m going to be great at what I alone can do for my movement, I must guard my prayer and preparation time like money in the bank.”

-“If God has gifted you as a leader, then you need to lead.  You can read about leadership.  You can talk about leadership.  You can go to leadership conferences and hear men and women share their greatest leadership lessons.  You can analyze your leadership ability, and others can help you tweak your leadership skills.  All of that is worthless,though, unless you eventually get behind the wheel and drive the car.  Leaders will never become leaders unless they actually lead.”

-“It’s entirely possible to offer biblical teaching and corporate worship in a way that people actually like.  If you create an enjoyable service experience, people will not only choose to return, they’ll also invited their friends.”

There’s a lot more where that came from.  Read the book.

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