Description : John Wimber's first book, POWER EVANGELISM describes the releasing of God's power today through signs and wonders to refresh, renew, heal and equip his people. Drawing from the teaching of the New Testament, with illustrations from his own experience, Wimber persuades us 'to yield control of our lives to the Holy Spirit, learning to hear and do his will, risking all we have to defeat Satan and to advance the kingdom of God'.
Description : Provides six proven successful "mega-strategies" for bringing more people into the church. Explains why John Wesley's writings still hold valuable insights for church growth. "In reading the manuscript, I was inspired by the constant swing between theory and practice. Here is a valid principle, writes Hunter; here is how it works in Tampa, Florida, or Wilmington, Delaware. I was also enthused, as you will be, to observe how McGavran and Wesley targeted 'responsive' people, how they both used indigenous music and language and culture, how they identified needs and met them, and how determined both were to have supportive fellowship groups, lest converts die 'aborning'."--Richard Wilke, from the foreword.
Description : The reason you have this manual in your hands is that you hope yours can become a growing congregation. The question is "How?" This study has been prepared by a minister whose church increased its membership from 790 to 1,200 plus and its worship attendance from 340 to 650 in five years. The study is designed to help you and your church develop a positive, practical, biblical-based answer to the question: "How can it happen to us?" Chapter titles include: - The approach - Prayer, power, Bible power and Small group dynamics - Christian education - Getting started Dr. Michael Brown, chairperson of the Commission on Evangelism and Church Growth for The United Methodist Church in western North Carolina, is pastor of one of the most rapidly growing United Methodist congregations in his state. He serves as a church growth/revitalization consultant through Growth Plus and The National Evangelistic Association.
Description : Defining evangelism as initiating people into the kingdom, Abraham critiques contemporary church growth and evangelism from a theological perspective. A good text for a graduate level course on evangelism.
Description : The author of Church Growth and the Power of Evangelism, and Christian Education Made Easy urges church leaders--both clergy and lay--to follow a revolutionary model of leadership which seeks first the gospel in its ministry to the community, and secondarily its own self-preservation.
Description : A handy evaluation of workable evangelism strategies Clear steps to achieving fruitfulness How to attain the biblical wisdom of winning souls A invaluable guide on how to plant churches in virgin, unreached areas Clear instructions applying the keys of persistence and shamelessness in God 's work Hints on how to break out of comfort zones in order to reach the lost A timely discourse of the Kingdom of God An authoritative presentation of the urgent call to evangelize the worldOne night while studying in a remove town of Ghana, God miraculously anointed Dag Heward-Mills as he waited upon the Lord. He supernaturally heard the words, From now on you can teach This supernatural call is what has ushered him into a worldwide ministry.Today, his Healing Jesus Crusades are conducted throughout the world with thousands in attendance and many accompanying miracles. These phenomenal miracles, attested to by medical doctors have included the opening of the eyes of the blind, the restoring of hearing to the deaf, the emptying of wheel chairs and even the raising of the dead. Dag Heward-Mills, an author of several bestselling books also founded the Lighthouse Chapel International has become a worldwide denomination. His radio, TV and internet programs reach millions around the world. Other outreaches include pastors and ministers conferences and the renowned Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center.Dag Heward-Mills lives in Accra, Ghana with his wife Adelaide and their four children: David, Joshua, Daniella and Paula.
Description : Why Plan Strategy? Is church growth theory incompatible with belief in the sovereignty of God? Does adherence to church growth principles leave out dependency upon the work of the Holy Spirit? C. Peter Wagner answers no to both questions. He further believes that no task could be more crucial than fulfilling the Great Commission in our generation, and how to approach and plan for the execution of this task is the questions of the day. Strategies for Church Growth addresses this key issue in a biblically pragmatic way. It brings together for the first time many principles of evangelism and missions which have proved, through recent research and experience, to be effective in implementing the Great Commission. It also unifies, in concise form, the latest research of the Church Growth Movement, the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization, the U.S. Center for World Mission and numerous other key contributors to the recent explosion of evangelistic technology. Among the topics explored are: - the major components of strategy - choosing the appropriate strategy - advantages of having a strategy - the theology of church growth - the harvest principle and soil testing - why you should aim for church growth - characteristics of good goals - the meaning of mission and evangelism - how to target your outreach
Description : How can a church survive into the next millennium? That is the question Don Posterski and Gary Nelson asked themselves while researching and writing 'Future Faith Churches'. This book shows the way through to the 21st century by examining 14 examples of churches -- from Pentecostal to mainline liberal -- that are combining the strands of evangelism, social action, church growth, and strong leadership to create the fabric of their worshipping community.