9780801072161

Ignite : How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801072161

  • ISBN10:

    0801072166

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2009
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group
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Summary

"Ignite" is the ultimate how-to book for church leaders who want to reach more people. Searcy, pastor and founder of Church Leader Insights, provides practical, inventive guidelines for bringing first-time guests through the doors.

Author Biography

Nelson Searcy served as the director of The Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church before starting The Journey Church of the City in New York City in 2002. He and his 1200-member church appear routinely on lists such as The 50 Most Influential Churches and The 25 Most Innovative Leaders. His newsletter for pastors and church leaders, Church Leader Insights, now reaches more than 40,000 subscribers and continues to grow by hundreds each month. Searcy lives in New York City.Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the east coast. Prior to moving to New York, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. Jennifer and her husband are members of The Journey Church of the City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introduction: What If Your Church Could Double in One Day?p. 13
What a Difference a Day Makes: This Book's Big Ideap. 23
What Day Is It? Surveying the Optionsp. 33
The Day of Harvest: The Importance of Prayer and Goalsp. 41
Pastor
Reaching the Boiling Point: Taking Your Evangelistic Temp and Turning Up the Heatp. 51
Setting the Stage: Successfully Leveraging Your Influencep. 59
Carrying the Torch: Igniting Your Church's Structurep. 73
Personal Evangelism
Mobilizing for Evangelism: Releasing the Armyp. 85
Equipping for Evangelism: Little Tools That Make a Big Differencep. 95
Promotion
Finding Fertile Ground: The Art of Choosing Wiselyp. 109
Sowing the Best Seed: And Trusting God for Big Resultsp. 121
Reaping the Harvest: The keys to Effective Promotionp. 133
Preservation
Preparing the Way: Helping People Take the Next Stepp. 145
The Celebration: Let the Fun Begin!p. 159
Conclusion: Keep On Dreamingp. 167
Postscriptp. 171
Baptismp. 173
Fastingp. 181
Invest and Invite Cardsp. 183
What Is Servant Evangelism?p. 185
How to Conduct a Servant Evangelism Saturdayp. 187
New Believer Email and Letterp. 199
Notesp. 203
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