From the Back Cover
A city set on a hill, inescapably visible. A lit lamp brilliantly illuminating the darkest room.
With compelling metaphors, Jesus described the church and its impact on the world. And indeed, filled with the Holy Spirit, the early church demonstrated a spiritual energy and depth that transformed the surrounding culture. Dont let your church settle for less! Using bridges as a metaphor for "irresistible influence"--or i2, as he calls it--Robert Lewis shows how your church can become a strong, well-traveled link between heaven and earth in your community.
In this engaging and uplifting book, Lewis tells the stories and shares the experiences and lessons of Fellowship Bible Church to show
* what it will take to reconnect your church with your community * the how-tos of "incarnational bridge building" * true stories of i2 in action * how to expand the i2 effort through new partnerships and adventures * requirements of the church in the 21st century
Discover how the power of incarnational bridge-building can impact your church and your community at the annual Church of Irresistible Influence conference.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Lewis is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, founder of Men's Fraternity, and chairman of the board of Fellowship Associates, a church consulting and leadership training organization. His previous books include "Rocking the Roles, "Raising a Modern Day Knight", and "Team Building in Marriage." His annual Church of Irresistible Influence conference attracts hundreds of church leaders and key laypersons from around the world.
Rob Wilkins is a freelance writer who wrote "Taking the Child's Way Home" and, with various authors, seven other books. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He lives in Etowah, NC.