In thirty years of ministry, I have never stopped believing that the local church is the hope of the world. It is my driving passion to help leaders get this, and to help them find tools to do church more effectively. Pop Goes the Church should be read by every pastor, church leader, and layperson who wants to connect people to Jesus but is finding it hard to be heard in our media-saturated culture. Some authors have suggested we should give up on the local church. Stevens, however, is making the case that a local church can be transformational in its community. He doesn't stop with theory, but gives practical how-tos and examples from churches of all sizes and styles. Pop Goes the Church is sure to become very useful for a new generation of leaders. it will compel animated conversations in conference rooms and living rooms across the world as leaders everywhere wrestle with how to leverage pop culture in and through the local church. --BILL HYBELS, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Contemporary doesn't equal revolutionary. Revolutionary change is what's needed for churches to survive and thrive. Pop Goes the Church provides a curve-jumping, revolution-starting approach to changing churches, so read it and make the world a better place. --GUY KAWASAKI, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, Author, Art of the Start
Stevens writes with a sense of urgency that will inspire your ministry to an authentic and relevant presentation of God's transforming Word. --STEVE GROESCHEL, Senior Pastor, LifeChurch.tv
About the Author
Tim Stevens is the author of four church-resource-related books, including his Simply Strategic series. He has also published articles in several publications including Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, REV Magazine, Collide Magazine, and Pastors.com, as well as writing his blog, LeadingSmart.com, with more than 1200 subscribers and 8000+ unique visitors each month. He is one of the founders of WiredChurches.com, whose mission is to equip churches for future generations. Tim is the executive pastor at Granger Community Church where he has assisted in the church's growth from 400 to more than 4000 in weekly attendance, and he has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years.