Eddie Gibbs is senior professor in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a senior adviser to the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts. His seminars for church leaders about leadership in the emerging church have been held in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Australia, South Africa and around the United States. Gibbs has also written several books, including Good News Is for Sharing, Ten Growing Churches, In Name Only, ChurchNext, LeadershipNext and (with Ryan Bolger) Emerging Churches.
"Eddie Gibbs has written one of the clearest and most compelling
books available on what churches need to do in this century to
break out of standard, time-worn approaches to building and
revitalizing congregations. He calls for fresh new approaches based
on a biblical vision of the role of the church, urging us to move
from maintenance to mission, from dead orthodoxy to living faith.
Religious leaders, clergy and lay, would do well to have this book
on their desk at all times."--George Gallup, Jr., co-chairman, The
"This book is descriptive, prescriptive, visionary and brutally honest. It is one of the half-dozen indispensable texts for informing the emerging shape of the church."--Geroge G. Hunter, School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Gibbs analyzes the new church models that are springing up and proposes nine areas that the church needs to change in order to be true to its message and its mission."--Christian Retailing, April 1, 2000