By Joan S Gray
Using the metaphor of sailing, this book encourages churches to rethink their purpose, mission and the way they operate. It is not a follow these steps for instant success, but rather a book to stimulate discussion around key concepts.
The metaphor – boat is the church, the wind is the Holy Spirit, the Captain God himself, etc is explained, with examples related to actual churches and the early church. Chapters finish with discussion questions to get leaders thinking about their church.
Chapters deal with following with the Holy Spirit, the mission of the church, leadership, elements of church, dealing with issues and more.
I found the book useful to create discussion, leading to change. It is not a book for members of the church to read individually, but for the senior pastor to work with the church to bring about change.
An excellent book to think about it you as a senior leader, are looking about bring change to your church.