Each year newly ordained ministers receive a book as a gift from our state assembly. It is intended to encourage excellence in ministry through continual learning. It is also intended to give the candidate a practical, timely resource for ministry. This year we were excited to give each one a copy of Rolland Daniels’ new book, Church in the Middle: Stepping outside the building to reach the world of tomorrow. This book challenges the reader to lead the local church toward missional and relational goals in new avenues of ministry and evangelism. Written in a practical, workbook format, it can be used by the individual reader or as a group/class study to challenge the reader(s) to embrace the new “harvest field” of the next generation in our communities. Daniels also leads the reader(s) down paths into this new “harvest field” with a plan and purpose for the challenge.
I highly recommend this book for any church pastor and/or Christian groups committed to reaching current and near future generations with the Gospel message.
Dr. Esther Cottrell
Ohio Ministries of the Church of God