Open Source Church chapter outline
Task numero uno: make sure the outline works.The link above will take you to a copy of the outline I sent in with my proposal.
When I got word that my proposal had been accepted, I was also asked to think about a few things.
Does the book really have two sections?: Is the break between the two a strong one, strong enough to warrant merging them? I’m inclined to think so. You?
Should the book begin with the chapter on Wikipedia?: Again, I’m inclined to think so.
Here is a link to the synopsis portion of the book proposal I submitted to the publisher:
Open Source Church synopsis
Hi. My name is Landon, and I’m writing a book.
It’s a book about “open source church leadership,” which is a fancy way of saying that churches should stop relying on one or two “experts” (usually pastors) and start recognizing that the people God has gathered together in their congregation possess the necessary gifts, skills, and passions to accomplish anything God might have in store for them. (That was a long sentence.)
To break it down more simply: All of us are smarter than one of us.
And this is where you come in.
Yes, this idea is mine and I’ll be the one writing it, but I’m sure that there are things I haven’t thought of, am not aware of, or am deceiving myself about. In the interest of staying true to the book’s theme, I’m going to post on my writing process, structural ideas, and even drafts of the book itself right here on this blog.
Please help me make it better. If you do, I’ll buy you a pony.
(photo by David Turnbull)