Who Stole My Church?

What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century by Gordon MacDonald

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Written in English
Cover of: Who Stole My Church? | Gordon MacDonald
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  • Christian Life - Spiritual Growth,
  • Christian Theology - Ecclesiology,
  • Christian Life,
  • Religion,
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  • 21st century,
  • Change,
  • Christianity,
  • Church history,
  • Church renewal,
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Who Stole My Church? is a fictional story that tells the all too real tale of many church communities today. In this book you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of any/5(3). Who Stole My Church? is an excellent resource which members of Christian churches can use to address generational differences and keep the church from disappearing. Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those .   We will journey together through the book, “Who Stole My Church: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century,” by Gordon MacDonald. You can order the book online through Amazon (remember to use Amazon Smile and select New World as your charity) or purchase at a local bookstore.

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Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years. He serves as Chancellor at Denver Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books includeBuilding Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World/5().

Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years. He serves as Chancellor at Denver Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world.

His books includeBuilding Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World/5(20). Thoughts on “Who Stole My Church?” by Gordon MacDonald. This is a fictional account of a church in New England that had always been very traditional, but which was led “successfully” to become a “Purpose Driven” style of church.

Who Stole My Church. is a fictional story that tells the all too real tale of many church communities today. In this book you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of any.

Can their church survive or even thrive?Who Stole My Church. is a fictional story that tells the all too real tale of many church communities today.

In this book you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of any/5(82).

Who Stole My Church. © by Gordon MacDonald Published by Thomas Nelson pages I have had an on and off again relationship with Gordon MacDonald.

As a young associate pastor in the mid-eighties I read his best seller “Ordering Your Private World” (which is still in print). A couple of years later I read his book “Renewing Your Spiritual Passion.”. Who Stole MY Church??. Published by User, 12 years ago For many 'boomers' (myself) and older, we are frustrated and disappointed with the direction OUR churches have taken.5/5(5).

Who Stole My Church?: a new book by Gordon MacDonald Posted on Decem by Byron Borger I have long admired Gordon MacDonald, and read most of his clear-headed, balanced, passionate, thoughtful books on organizing. Written in the style of fiction, Gordon MacDonald writes of a church in which some of the older members feel as though their church has been stolen (hence the title of the book) as they "relinquished control and influence to others younger than they are" (p.

ix)/5. Review of ‘Who Stole My Church’ by Gordon MacDonald Change in church can sometimes be hard to handle – especially if you have been a long-term and involved member of a particular congregation.

And then maybe a new leader comes in, File Size: 34KB. BASIC REVIEW Our time opened with an uncomfortable reading of the preface to Who Stole My Church. The information and delivery method of the author, Gordan MacDonald [GMac], is uncharacteristically direct and a little harsh as compared to the rest of the book.

Who Stole My Church was given and Award of Merit in the category of Church/Pastoral Leadership in the Christianity Today Book Awards. Read More.

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Who Stole My Church: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century is a fictional story that was written by Gordon MacDonald.

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Who Stole My Church. is a book written as a fictional first-person narrative about an aging church in New England full of disgruntled Christians confused by the passing Christian culture, ignorant of the challenges besetting the younger generations, made uncomfortable by change, and angry that someone has stolen their beloved church.

If there is a generational divide in your church, read this book. by howardchawner who stole my church. A no nonsense overview of some specific church practices that are not relevant to the 21st century.

Although many of the practices are tried and true traditions of the church, they don't serve any purpose of the church today. /5(12). Book Review: Who Stole My Church.

The only real characters in the book Who Stole My Church. (Nelson, ) are Gordon and his wife, Gail, but you'll recognize others, once at the center of church life, whose influence is now.

For those of you reading this who aren’t affiliated with Franklin Lakes Baptist Church (FLBC), allow me to explain what this next series of blog posts, titled “Who Stole My Church,” are about (in case you’re interested). If you are a part of our church family, I’m already asking you to read a whole book.

Who Stole My Church is not plot driven, and seems more like a parable than a novel. It doesn’t really offer solutions for the problems derived from change, but much can be gleaned from the dialogue used in these weekly meetings.

Having been a pastor for over 40 years, MacDonald offers great insight into local church dynamics. Who Stole My Church. is a fictional story that tells the all too real tale of many church communities today.

In this book you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of : Thomas Nelson.

Who Stole My Church?: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century Gordon MacDonald, Author. Thomas Nelson $ (p) ISBN   The book begins with one of the members of MacDonald’s Discovery Group named Yvonne saying with great sadness, “All I know is that someone stole my church and I’d like to get it back.” The book is about the journey that led this same woman and many of the members of the group to change their view.

Now when I read the title "Who stole my church" my first reaction was it isn't your church, it's His church and He has the right to do with it as He pleases, and maybe if "your" church is far from God maybe it's because it isn't His church or the church He is building.

Who Stole My Church. is a fictional story that tells the all-too-real tale of many church communities today. In this audiobook, you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real-life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of any.

Two weeks ago I started a new series based on my reading list. You can read about last week’s book here (just because it is about farming doesn’t mean that it doesn’t apply to leading churches). This week I want to take a look at a book by Gordon MacDonald called Who Stole My Church: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century.

Who Stole My Church. Gordon MacDonald. Thomas Nelson. pages. I began our meeting with words I'd rehearsed several times during my drive through the rain to the church: "I feel as if I've failed you." I honestly don't know what to think about this one.

It is fiction. But if it's to be considered truly fiction, then it's didactic. Who Stole My Church. is a book that’s both the same as, and different from, other books on transitioning churches. That’s not particularly helpful, so let me explain. It’s the same as other books because it covers some of the same ground: changes in culture, life cycles of organizations, the history of musical innovation within the church, and the bell curve that.

Who Stole My Church by Gordon MacDonald is about a pastor of a church who decides to meet with a group from his congregation every week to get feedback and to discuss what is going on in their was very different from books I usually read and was dry for me.

There really isn't much to get excited about--it was like going to a long church meeting. Who Stole My Church? is a fictional story that tells the all too real tale of many church communities today. In this book you can walk alongside an imaginary community, led by real life pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Gail, and discover how to meet the needs of all believers without abandoning the dreams and desires of any/5().

This is a very well written book and I think it should be REQUIRED reading for any church going through change. If it is music, worship style, starting a new church, or changing the name of an established church, this is a great tool.

I will include a few of the notes I have highlighted for you here. “Our church has been stolen out from under us.MacDonald, Gordon. Who Stole my Church? What to do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century.

Thomas Nelson, ISBN: Meet the Author. Gordon MacDonald is a well respected pastor, teacher, and author. In thirty-five years of pastoral ministry, MacDonald’s served five congregations.