This book is primarily a side-by-side account from Roger Eigenfeld and Paul Harrington of their ministries, with commentary by Duane Paetznick. Roger was at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi for 33 years, and Paul did ministry at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, also for 33 years. Each of those churches grew into megachurches during their tenure. They reflect on what it was like to be leaders during those times of growth, development, and change. The book probes how a climate of welcome and trust helped each of these churches to grow.
In a unique twist, throughout the book, Duane, who worked beside both Roger and Paul for many years, offers additional insights on their ministries from his perspective. He compares and contrasts the ministry styles of Roger and Paul. Both were outstanding leaders but in surprising and sometimes very different ways.