All local churches experience a predictable life cycle of growth and decline. But if a church is on a downward trend, how can it turn around? Taking Your Church to the Next Level explains the impact of age and size on churches and outlines the improvements that must be made at each point for a church to remain fruitful and faithful to its mission. McIntosh deftly describes the cycles of fruitfulness and the importance of continual improvement to diminish destructive forces that keep a congregation from its mission. Church leaders, pastors, and all who care about the church and desire to see it experience biblical growth will benefit from the sage wisdom offered in these pages.
Release on 2013-04-15 | by Gary L. McIntosh,Charles Arn
101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church
Author: Gary L. McIntosh,Charles Arn
Pubpsher: Baker Books
Pastors and church leaders are constantly faced with strategic questions. How much staff does the church need? How many workers are needed in the nursery this month? When is the right time to start a second worship service? How many people should we train for evangelism this year? How does seating and parking impact worship attendance? When church leaders have questions about planning, running, or growing their churches, they need answers fast! What Every Pastor Should Know offers pastors and leaders 101 valuable rules and "sacred" laws to help answer real-life ministry questions. From advertising to facilities to visitation, this valuable book offers the practical help that leaders need, just when they need it most. This comprehensive guide will become one of the most valuable books in a leader's library. Never again will they wonder if they based critical decisions on the right information. They'll get the answers they're looking for all in one place.
The Prayer-Saturated Church provides step-by-step, practical help for mobilizing, organizing, and motivating believers to make their church a house of prayer. Written by a veteran prayer leader with hands-on experience in local church prayer, The Prayer-Saturated Church will enable any church to take prayer to the next level. The print version comes with a CD that contains printable forms—publicity templates, sign-up applications, prayer guides, and more—to promote, encourage, and energize your congregation toward more prayer.
The bible in II Corinthians 3:18, says we go from glory to glory. God expects us as His children to move from one level of glory to another. In other words, we are not expected to be stagnant in our Christian walk. The book, Move to the Next Level talks about the five levels every Christian must go through in their Christian walk; what to do to move from one level to the next. The five levels will prepare us for heaven and for the second coming of Christ. Great prophets and men of God went through these stages. Particular reference is made to Abraham, the father of faith, Paul the Apostle, the apostles of Jesus Christ who became martyrs for the sake of the gospel and many others.
Are you ready to take your faith to the next level? If you yearn for a life that moves beyond believing and practicing your faith, if you want to radically live your faith, if you want a more profound relationship with Jesus Christ, then it is time for you to become an activated disciple. The Foundation of discipleship is imitation. True discipleship requires such a close relationship with God that every area of your life is transformed. It is about opening yourself to God and inviting him to dwell within you, becoming holy as he is holy, loving as he is loving, disciples of Christ become the instruments God employs to transform the world. - Move beyond simply believing and practicing your faith and begin radically living it! - Overcome obstacles that keep you from being the disciple you are made to be. - Be a positive influence and an instrument of transformation in the Church.
Release on 2010-10-01 | by Nelson Searcy,Jennifer Dykes Henson
Your Next Step to Financial Peace
Author: Nelson Searcy,Jennifer Dykes Henson
Pubpsher: Baker Books
The Generosity Ladder is the quintessential guidebook for anyone who desires to handle money with excellence. Written as an answer to all of the questions and misunderstandings that surround the intersection of God and money, The Generosity Ladder clarifies, once and for all, what the Bible really says about honoring God with our finances and details a step-by-step plan for attaining financial excellence. Published alongside Maximize, Nelson Searcy's much-anticipated stewardship guidebook for church leaders, The Generosity Ladder will allow laypeople to fully grasp God's plan for their finances, acknowledge their current level of stewardship, and chart out the steps they need to take in order to handle money in a way that honors God.