Pastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken believe that “the church in North America is in serious trouble” in their new book Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation (InterVarsity Press). They tell the story of how Oak Hills Church in Folsom, Cali., was growing quickly through engaging seeker services, but how they began to realize it was not the church God wanted. As they faced their own personal ambition and confronted the consumerism of the congregation, they began to refocus around spiritual formation rather than numerical growth. The book is the story of how God transformed two pastors and a church.

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