E-Book on the Next Level

By Shannon O'Dell / Posted on 10 February 2012

Transforming Church in Rural America has been a tool to assist church leaders that are rural or operate in a large city with a rural mindset. Chapter 6 deals with my favorite topic of leadership in the home. Chapter 1 and 2 deal with calling and the last chapter concludes with how to stay on task when everything is nipping at your visionometer.

Today, I am giving away a new and improved e-version of the book. Be one of the first 10 to comment below and we will get you the codes for a FREE upload immediately. New Leaf has created a wonderful e-reading experience and I am so thankful for their investment in this project.

Let me know if we can serve your church as you read through this testimony. Leadership for boards/committees, revivals, or how to become a Brand New Church campus.




BNC, Church Leadership


There are 80 Comments about this post

  1. Marcus Tankard says,

    I loved the book! Thanks for offering the revised version!


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:12 PM

  2. Steve Hernandez says,

    Pick me! Married for life


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:12 PM

  3. LaDonna says,

    too little too late?


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:12 PM

  4. Jeff Brace says,

    Hope I GET IT


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:12 PM

  5. Steve phillips says,

    Free Ebook ya say? Drop it off, kool-aid lip! :D


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:14 PM

  6. Gabe Trevino says,

    Hey Shannon love what God is doing through your ministry and church. Several months ago we were suppose to meet on Skype but I was in the middle of a transition from north GA to Jacksonville FL. Would still love to connect with you. Looking forward to reading your book. Keep serving Jesus with passion!!!


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:16 PM

  7. Alex Sutherland says,

    This book looks very interesting. I’m from rural mn. Had my eye on this book at c3, but didn’t pick it up.


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:17 PM

  8. Kevin Hight says,

    All you have to do is get off the main road on a Sunday morning and see all Of the small rural churches with 2-3 cars in the parking lot to know that community needs a new touch from Christ and a new vision of The Bride of Christ than what the previous generation has shown them.


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:26 PM

  9. Brian Treadwell says,

    Can’t wait to read this, thanks for all you do for rural communities!


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:38 PM

  10. Bart Lindsey says,

    Can’t wait to read it! So excited!


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:41 PM

  11. Joe Berry says,

    Shannon, thank you so much for this book. Many rural churches have settled, instead of having vision. They hear of the mega churches and what they’re doing and think, what can a small little church like mine out in the middle of nowhere do? Thanks for focusing on this misconception.


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:57 PM

  12. Bruce says,

    Truely enjoyed the book the first time. My friend and I are inspired rural pastors living for Christ and taking every step for the Kingdom. hanks again for your faithfulness.


    on 10 February 2012 / 10:59 PM

  13. Jonathan Webb says,

    Missed the first ten but still wanted to say amazing book. A good look at the struggles of pastoring small town established churches, but also the answer to succeeding in them a biblically structured leadership.


    on 10 February 2012 / 11:04 PM

  14. Pam Peltz says,

    Shannon so blessed by you in Albuquerque. Wanted to get your book but can’t afford it. Would love to be blessed by a free download. Thank you.


    on 10 February 2012 / 11:47 PM

  15. Mike says,

    I have read your book, as I am right in the middle of how BNC started. 2 years ago, I began pastoring a small church in So. Indiana. Avg age was 65 or so. About 30-35 people. God is moving as we have the courage to follow! I would love a copy of your e-book so that our Elders could read it. Thanks for sharing if you can!


    on 11 February 2012 / 6:22 AM

  16. Life changing book!!! says,

    Shannon I read your book last year on the way home from C3 Conference. A life changing book even if I don’t win a free e download your book was amazing looking forward to our Marriage Conference this year with you and Cindy!! Thanks Debby


    on 11 February 2012 / 7:33 AM

  17. Emmanuel Lucima says,

    I love seeing and hearing about what God is doing all around the world.

    May you countiune to be blessed in everything you put your hands to!

    Establishing His Kingdom



    on 18 February 2012 / 8:48 AM

  18. John Helme says,

    I just finished reading Transforming Church in Rural America and would like to access some of the resources listed in the book. I am unable to find your or any other bylaws on the http://www.breakingalltherurals.com site. Can you point me in the right direction?



    on 23 February 2012 / 5:06 PM

  19. Darren Sluder says,

    Loved the book but the service and subsequent meeting the next day at Logansport Indiana was what I really needed to dust the old brain off and get creative for my own rural church. Love your passion man, lets hope its contagious!

    Pastor Darren Sluder
    Briley Chapel Community Church Lewis, Indiana


    on 24 February 2012 / 6:12 PM

  20. Adam Robison says,

    I would love to read it.


    on 07 March 2012 / 1:55 PM

  21. Barry Williams says,

    I am a pastor of a church in rural OK! Would love a copy!


    on 13 March 2012 / 2:30 PM

  22. John Storrs says,

    I am a (mature age/mid life change) student studying to be a pastor and there is a fair chance my wife and I will go to pastor a country/rural church. I would greatly appreciate a copy.


    on 03 April 2012 / 5:42 AM

  23. Techidave says,

    The church you took over in Arkansas, sounds like our church here in western Kansas. Town of 150 and 25 to 30 in church. Would love a copy of the book.


    on 07 April 2012 / 12:50 PM

  24. Randy says,

    Gimme the free ebook….I can’t count to 10


    on 09 April 2012 / 12:54 PM

  25. Confused says,

    I bought your book and enjoyed hearing about your experience, until I got to the part where your interpretation of 1 Tim 3 eliminates those who are majorly overweight or “talk too much” from your ministry staff. Then on the very next page you relate how you put a beer-drinking, chain smoker in charge of worship!!!


    on 17 July 2012 / 11:01 AM

    • He was not in charge…he played for months, life changeed, then he rose to leadership.


      on 25 July 2012 / 9:35 AM

  26. jeff clark says,

    I would love to have the book but would love to talk with your team in person. We are in Mississippi and have a lot in common with your area. We need to learn from you!


    on 19 April 2013 / 9:06 PM


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