I am really enjoying The Forgotten ways handbook Why not have a read?
It says some important things to the modern church and I think to our church in particular
I will try and summarise those things at some point in the future but for now some great quotes from the book:
"without any real engagement with the outside world ,churches become sheltered ,artificial environments ....they become missionally unresponsive.They become closed systems with their own peculiar cultures that have little ...association to the outside world"
"no groups that ever came together around a non missional purpose ever ended up becoming missional"
"Build church around people not people around church"
A great deal more failure is the the result of an excess of caution than of bold experimentation with new ideas .The frontiers of the Kingdom of God were never advanced by men and women of caution!"At the heart of pioneering mission is a willingness to take risks!"
"Talk about growth ,expect growth"