If the growth of the Christian church over the past 2000 years could be described in one word, it would be "oikos." It's the Greek word (the language in which the original New Testament was written) for "house" or "household." And when you start looking for that word in the N.T., it appears over and over again. In means, simply, one's social network--immediate family, extended family, friends, work associates. In OIKOS: YOUR WORLD DELIVERED, Mercer explains the dynamics of how the Christian message first traveled in the first century...and how it continues through the same process today. But, perhaps more importantly, he moves from WHAT to HOW. This book will provide invigorating new insights to any church leader who wants to see the message of Christ effectively spread through the community. As pastor of a 10,000 member church, Mercer says, "Oikos is not one of the things we do...it's the ONLY thing we do." Great, refreshing reading that will simplify and then energize any church's growth endeavors.