i need your help

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)

6 thoughts on “i need your help

  1. Landon,
    Isn’t the whole concept of Presbyterianism? Being led by the people, all those committees being formed to decide collectively how the church should be run? The whole purpose of the elders in the church is to spiritually lead the church, not be a rubber stamp for the pastor, right? I’m not saying I disagree with you, I just think you’re coming up with something John Calvin found a long time ago.

  2. Dear Landon,

    As you are just a “tad” busy just now, I want you to know how proud all of your friends are of you.

    This style of developing a book is itself a clever idea. Several of us will read and share ideas as you go.

    Power to The Open Sounce 😉



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