“Deliberate Simplicity” by Dave Browning is a must read for anyone involved in church leadership. My hunch is that it would be beneficial for business leaders as well.

Some excerpts from Browning’s book . . .

“There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain.”

“Instead of focusing on outreach, the church spends excessive energy focussing on the money it feels it requires to do outreach.”

“The paradox of simplicity has been called Meyer’s Law: It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.”

“If becoming a part of a church places people in an environment that encourages them to live more frenetic lives than they were before, then we are going about doing church the wrong way.”

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world . . . Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

“We don’t think bigger is necessarily better. We think more is better.”

Pick this one up!!!