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I Will Book

I Will Book
Dear Members of GNABC,
 
Our Lord said, "Where two or three have gathered together in my name," I am in their midst (Matthew 18:20). For over 34 years, Pastor Jackson has shepherded our church. He has worked to carry out the message and wisdom, of Christ to our congregation. We thank God for him.
 
He's excited just as I am for this Book Ministry. We, the Focus Ministry, can't take all the credit for this idea. It was an idea that came from a very faithful church member.
 
 We shall open up with this illustration: Three Boy Scouts were at a Scouts' meeting and told the scoutmaster they had done their "good deed" that day. "Well, boys, what did you do?" asked the scoutmaster.
 
"We helped an old lady across the street a little while ago," claimed the boys in unison.
"And did it take all three of you  to  do  that?"  asked  the  master  suspiciously. "Oh, yes, it did!" again chimed the boys. Then the smallest added, "She didn't want
to go."
 
God is not interested in our IQ'S, but our "I WILL'S"!
  
Let's turn our attention to the book!
I Will,  By Thom S.  Rainer

Can any one name the Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focus Christian?
What kind of feeling came over you while reading this book?
After reading this book, what kind of changes will you make in your life? If any.
How can you avoid the traps of churchianity?
Do most church members act like they really believe John 14:1-6? Why or Why not?
Why do you think church members are less committed to their churches today than they were several years ago?
 
Please feel free to ask questions, make comments, or start a discussion.
I want to start an open dialogue by asking a question. I understand most churches have small groups and so do we. Such as Sunday school. Teacher meetings, and WIA's. My question is why didn't we succeed at small groups when we did the tribes?

The author of this book seems to think that small groups are the way to go. Do you agree or disagree? Why or Why not?