I wasn’t sure what I would think about this book when I first put it on my list to read. It’s been on it a while and I’ve finally finished reading it. The premise is that there are five levels of relationships that people operate in during the course of their lives and the church needs to be faithful to the “rules of engagement” for each of these relationships. They are…
1. Public – large groups of 100s or more
2. Social – groups of 20-70
3. Personal – groups of 4-12
4. Transparent – groups of 2-4
5. Divine – alone with God
Any church leader would benefit by considering the ideas expressed by the authors, who emphasize their commitment to the church being on the forefront of making disciples who make disciples. I highly recommend it.