Collaborate, Family + Church is a new book edited by Michael Chanley, my friend and Parenting Minister at Southeast Christian Church, which is located here in Louisville, KY. I am super thankful for Michael. I'm thankful for his example and friendship, and I'm glad that we serve in the same city. Louisville is blessed to have him. Michael has a strong desire to equip Louisville parents to raise their children in a Biblical way, and he is passionate about connecting leaders who have something to contribute to the family ministry movement. He has created CM Connect, a social networking platform for children's ministry leaders that currently has over 6,000 members. The Collaborate book project also flows out of Michael's passion to connect. The book, which is published by Minister's Label, is not about Michael's personal philosophy of family ministry. Rather, it is a collaboration of 35 ministers, teachers, leaders, and thinkers that blends their ideas for connecting family and church.
Michael firmly believes that we can all learn from one another, and his book vividly demonstrates this philosophy. For this week's Thursday book club, I'll review Collaborate. I've learned a lot from the book, and I think that other family ministers will as well.
I received a complimentary copy of Collaborate from Minister's Label as part of the book blog tour. This did not affect my opinion of the book in one way or another.