Biblical church growth : how you can work with God to build a faithful church

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Biblical church growth : how you can work with God to build a faithful church

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Every pastor wants to have a vibrant, dynamic church. There are many popular models for church growth based on outstanding churches led by outstanding pastors. But unfortunately, specific models are temporary and go out of style quickly. Author Gary McIntosh explores the biblical principles for church growth and applies them to today's culture. Instead of concentrating on the ephemeral how of church growth, he focuses on the unchanging why. McIntosh defines church growth as "all that is involved in bringing men and women who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ into fellowship with him and into responsible church membership." In other words, church growth is effective evangelism, not a methodology for increasing membership. According to Biblical Church Growth, growing churches always evidence a desire to fulfill the Great Commission by cooperating with God in building a faithful church. Using personal stories and current statistics as well as numerous biblical examples, the author sets forth ten basic principles that provide an eternal foundation for helping any church-large or small-achieve lasting vitality and growth.

ISBN

978-0801091568

Publication Date

5-1-2003

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Baker Books

City

Grand Rapids

Keywords

Church growth

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Practical Theology

Comments

Searching for faithfulness -- The life-giving church -- The right premise : God's Word -- The right priority : glorifying God -- The right process : discipleship -- The right power : the Holy Spirit -- The right pastor : a faithful shepherd -- The right people : effective ministers -- The right philosophy : cultural relevance -- The right plan : target focused -- The right procedure : simple structure -- Mix it right.

Biblical church growth : how you can work with God to build a faithful church

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