Building the Church (2 vols.) by church-planting consultant Joseph Miller is a comprehensive manual for church administration. Miller details the needs and phases of a new church building and lays out a solid plan for developing an enduring and thriving church. He includes both practical and spiritual aspects of church planting. Volume I of Building the Church looks at topics such as evangelism, education, music, missions, finance, and church administration. Volume II looks at church leadership, pastoral leadership, staff development, personal development, and facilities. Pastors and lay leaders, church planters and students, will find this local church "survival manual" helpful.