9780817014780

All Churches Great and Small : 60 Ideas for Improving Your Church's Ministry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780817014780

  • ISBN10:

    0817014780

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-11
  • Publisher: Judson Pr
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Summary

What's the book about? In "All Churches Great and Small, the authors make a compelling case that smaller is better when it comes to the church's ability to accomplish its mission. The authors cite research indicating that, when it comes to the ten vital qualities of strong churches--"small churches have a decided advantage over larger churches. The authors explore the ingredients of faithful, healthy churches, offering some 60 ideas for small churches that want to become even more effective in areas such as worship, caring, praying, studying, giving, and witnessing. Featured in the "Small Church Advantages Index, which lists the five vital qualities of strong churches and the seven essential qualities of healthy churches.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction x
SECTION 1: small by CHOICE
1 Why Smaller Is Better
2(11)
2 Taking Your Church's Pulse
13(13)
SECTION 2: making your small church GREAT
3 Shepherding
26(16)
Knowing the State of the Sheep
27(6)
Caring for the Sheep
33(9)
4 Gathering
42(13)
Church Family Gatherings
43(3)
Gathering and Going
46(9)
5 Covenanting
55(15)
Living the Covenant
57(2)
Renewing the Covenant
59(11)
6 Ministering
70(13)
Ministers
71(3)
Models of Ministry
74(9)
7 Studying
83(16)
Making Responsible Decisions
85(5)
Making Disciples
90(9)
8 Worshiping
99(16)
Dumbing Down
100(7)
Lifting Up and Bowing Down
107(8)
9 Praying
115(16)
Agreeing in One Accord
117(6)
Claiming and Enforcing Victory
123(8)
10 Giving
131(18)
Giving Spirit
132(5)
Giving Community
137(12)
11 Living in the Spirit
149(12)
Dying to Self
150(3)
Living in the Spirit
153(8)
12 Witnessing
161(17)
Birthing Believers in Christ
162(8)
Birthing Bodies of Christ
170(8)
Epilogue 178(3)
Appendix: Essential Qualities of a Healthy Church 181(3)
Notes 184(13)
Index 1: Small-church Advantages 197(2)
Index 2: Ideas for Improving Your Church's Ministry 199

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