The Healthy Church

Author: Bob Whitesel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780898275674
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Can an ordinary church become an uncommonly healthy church? Absolutely. But it won't happen automatically. Many average, ordinary churches allow their health to deteriorate to the point that they no longer have the heart to grow strong again. How do some churches fend off this heart deterioration to become uncommonly healthy churches? Professor and church growth consultant Bob Whitesel set out to answer just that question: How can a church strengthen its heart, and what are healthy churches doing differently to remain vibrant, flexible, and healthy as their culture and community changes around them? After two years of research with churches that have not only survived but thrived, The Healthy Church is Dr. Whitesel's answer to that question. In addition to practical, biblical teaching based on the latest research, Whitesel offers seven exercises to help strengthen your church's heart. Questions for personal or group study are also included.

Developing Healthy Churches

Author: Robert Warren
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 071514281X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Developing Healthy Churches is an utterly practical and realistic guide for any leader seeking to revitalize and grow their church. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Healthy Churches' Handbook, this new volume will help you implement tried and tested approaches for healthy church growth in your parish. Realistic and encouraging, disarmingly honest and grounded in the reality of parish life, it will help you build up your church in several key areas: nurturing spirituality re-thinking pastoral care refreshing the home group engaging in mission expressing Christian values Whether your church is large or small, well-resourced or struggling, here is an essential resource for revitalizing your life and mission. A study guide is also included, making this ideal as a parish development course.

The Healthy Churches Handbook

Author: Robert Warren
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715140178
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This practical guide helps churches identify their strengths and weaknesses and discover what action to take in order to develop the health of their church. The focus is on the quality of the church's life rather than just the numbers attending. There are no quick fixes, no '60-minutes to the perfect church' type of solutions. The material and process outlined here is the fruit of 10 years of research and reflection on how the church can best express its faith and life in today's setting. The material is fully road-tested and has been used in local churches across the UK and beyond.

Planting Healthy Churches for an Unchurched Community Leaving a Legacy to Build On

Author: Nakia Melecio
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483458644
Format: PDF, ePub
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Planting new churches is a dedicated response and reasonable service to fulfilling God's mission. This critical church planting is not only the focus of today's Christians, but it is also the theological and practical subject of numerous Christian studies that tout scripturally based work for shoring up today's church. Nakia Melecio is answering God's call to support local churches, both old and new, and the outcry of God's people in a heartfelt attempt through conferences, workbooks, websites, and many other substantive pathways for spiritual founding and healing. Church planting is necessary, but it is no easy feat. Nakia Melecio's ministry will help struggling churches to reinvent themselves and new churches to plant firmly and deeply on solid rock. Through steadfast diligence and unwavering faith, God's mission can and will be fulfilled. Nakia Melecio shares the vision of how to build a legacy and ultimately claim the victory-methodically, effectively, spiritually, and graciously.

Building a Healthy Multi ethnic Church

Author: Mark DeYmaz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118047538
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Through personal stories, proven experience and a thorough analysis of the biblical text, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church illustrates both the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church as well as the seven core commitments required to bring it about. Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, writes both from his experience and his extensive study of how to plant, grow, and encourage more ethnically diverse churches. He argues that the "homogenous unit principle" will soon become irrelevant and that the most effective way to spread the Gospel in an increasingly diverse world is through strong and vital multi-ethnic churches.

Church Membership

Author: Jonathan Leeman
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433532409
Format: PDF
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Jonathan Leeman addresses the commonly asked (and often unanswered) question of, “Why should I join a church?” in a time when many are shunning the practice of organized religion. By offering a brief, straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important, Leeman gives the local church its proper due and builds a case for committing to the local body. Church Membership is a useful tool for churches to distribute en masse to new and potential members of their congregation. This volume is part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series. Look for upcoming, quick-read formats of the following marks of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, church discipline, discipleship and growth, and church leadership.

The Healthy Churches Handbook

Author: Robert Warren
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 0715142828
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical guide will help you identify your church’s strengths and weaknesses, discovering what action to take to improve its health. Focusing on the quality of your church’s life rather than just the numbers attending, and avoiding ‘quick-fix’ solutions, Robert Warren offers a realistic and positive process for revitalizing your church, helping you assess your parish against the seven marks of a healthy church. The goal is nothing less than encountering the reality of God’s presence in and through the life of your church. The material is fully road-tested and has been used in local churches across the UK and beyond.

You Can Coach

Author: Joel Comiskey
Publisher: Joel Comiskey
ISBN: 193578904X
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We've entitled this book "You Can Coach" because we believe that coaching is more about passing on what you've lived and holding others accountable in the process. Coaching doesn't require a higher degree, special talent, unique personality, or a particular spiritual gift. We believe, in fact, that God wants coaching to become a movement. We long to see the day in which every pastor has a coach and in turn is coaching someone else. In this book, you'll hear three coaches who have successfully coached pastors for many years. They will share their history, dreams, principles, and what God is doing through coaching. Our hope is that you'll be both inspired and resourced to continue your own coaching ministry in the years to come.

Linking Arms Linking Lives

Author: Ronald J. Sider
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441201874
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Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active, multicultural urban Christian and the middle-class, comfortable, upwardly mobile suburban Christian mix fact and fiction. Linking Arms, Linking Lives looks beyond stereotypes and makes a compelling case for partnership that crosses urban and suburban for effective ministry among the poor. Drawing from a growing network of development practitioners, pastors, and theologians, this book focuses on the experiences of partnership between urban and suburban entities to provide both theological foundations and practical guidelines for those who desire to partner effectively. All who want to find viable ways to help the poor will welcome this thoughtful and hope-filled book. Includes a Foreword by Noel Castellanos.

Maximize

Author: Nelson Searcy
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441213198
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Maximize is the ultimate how-to book for pastors and church leaders who long for their churches to be fully resourced to carry out ministry initiatives without financial strain. Pastor Nelson Searcy provides an innovative, step-by-step plan for turning first-time givers into extravagant stewards of God's resources. Shining a light on the often taboo subject of money, Maximize will explore what causes someone to give for the first time and what leaders can do to systemize and maximize these gifts while growing strong disciples. Readers will learn how to -cultivate first-time givers -motivate people to tithe -develop an ongoing stewardship system -follow up with givers the right way -develop multiple giving options -shepherd the five types of givers in the church -educate people to grow in the grace of giving Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship. This revolutionary yet biblically based guide will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and bring it the attention it deserves. Every pastor needs a copy of Maximize!