Building Church is the distillation of over 30 years of building local church.
But Stephen Matthew doesn’t attempt to prescribe a work-anywhere, transferable model. Instead, he points to the timeless principles of Scripture that provide the building blocks of “the church that God wants you to build”.
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Some Comments on “Building Church”
“People like Stephen are a rare breed … they bring a much needed insight to the global debate about how to build a relevant, contemporary local church whilst keeping her essence in tact. If I were you I’d listen to what he has to say. Every local church leadership team needs the wisdom of a Stephen Matthew and this book now makes that a little more possible.”
– Paul Scanlon – Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Ministries
“Church builders – this could be the book you have been waiting for! A thorough, step-by-step journey of how to take the seed of a vision to the realisation of a vibrant, dynamic and growing church. Without prescribing a model, Stephen gives the tools to equip you to translate them into the context you are in.”
– Clive Urquhart – Senior Pastor, Kingdom Life Church
“An honest, up-front, experience-based, practical tool …Stephen clearly articulates the many facets of how to do church really well … a must read.”
– Dr. Scott Wilson – President, Eurolead.net
“A highly valuable resource for everyone who loves church.”
– Stuart Bell – Senior Pastor, New Life Lincoln and Leader, Ground level network
“Stephen’s desire to equip leaders for greater effectiveness shines through the pages of this warm, well-constructed and enlightening book.”
– Mal Fletcher – Chairman, 2020Plus
“An unmissable book … advice like this is worth its weight in gold … If you’re a church leader, do yourself and your church a favour – read it!”
– Revd. Rob White – Fresh Streams network minister and chairman, Hope for justice