Building Church is the culmination of 30 years of Stephen Matthew's experience as a leader and church builder. It contains the distilled wisdom and lessons learned from the process of repurposing a church with passion and direction.
He insists that anyone who offers a "model" for church building or church growth must do so in a way that is transferable to other contexts - and this is often not possible. So instead, he offers here the timeless principles of Scripture as the building blocks of "the church everyone wants to build" and, more importantly, "the church God wants you to build".
"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