Jim Cymbala—New York Times best-selling author and long-time pastor of The
Brooklyn Tabernacle—has been watching the pressing need for back-to-the-basics
spiritual leadership among Christians, and he's seen so many churches come to defeat
because so many leaders forget this one truth: Your church is not your church. It's
Christ's church. In order for his church to flourish, we have to minister his way.
With this posture of humility and a refreshing return to the model of Paul's church
leadership and philosophy of preaching shown in the book of Acts, Cymbala has written
an urgent message for all those in ministry that:
- Identifies the many pitfalls that church leaders can fall into.
- Reasserts the need for total confidence in the Gospel.
- Preaches complete dependence on the Holy Spirit, while showing you how to see the new things that the Spirit can do through your work.
- Offers practical guidance on inevitable leadership challenges, such as money, division, and priorities.
With honesty and clarity, Jim Cymbala has written Fan the Flame to ministers, church
leaders, staff members, and any Christians serious about God's church. He's written
this book in order to help you face these difficult times in the name of the Lord...
He's written so that our prayer, as God's people with God's mission, might be: Lord,
show us how to do your work so that in the midst of dark times we can still see you fan
the flames of your power and Spirit. Lord, use us to that end. Amen.