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Book Notes: The Blessed Church by Robert Morris

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I have found Robert Morris to be a solid bible teacher and a good writer. Robert says in this book that he preaches and then in essence turns these messages into books and that is what a lot of pastors do. The first book I read by Morris was “The Blessed Life” and I highly recommend that book to everyone. It is based on a life of giving.

Robert is pastor of Gateway Church, a church that grew from just under 200 in the year 2000 to more than 20,000 today.

In this book Morris is giving us a picture of “why” Gateway Church does what it does. Biblical based leadership to biblical based church governance, it’s all here. If you are interested or if God has called you to plant a new church this is an outstanding resource for you. If you are pastor of an established church, this is also a good book for you.

The contents of the book look like this:

The Gateway Story

Blessed Vision

Blessed Shepherds

Blessed Leaders

Blessed Government

Blessed Culture

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book.


“Pastors – Pray, Stay in the Word, and Duplicate Yourselves by raising up leaders and delegating responsibility to them.” Robert Morris

“The church is extremely inward focused right now and that has never been Gods intent.” Robert Morris

“Today there are basically 2 ways to do church – the traditional way and the Biblical way.” Robert Morris




December 1, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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