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Becoming a Healthy Church: Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry
     

Becoming a Healthy Church: Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry

by Stephen A. Macchia, Haddon Robinson, Gordon MacDonald
 

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ISBN-10: 0801065038

ISBN-13: 9780801065033

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven." -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church

Now available in trade paper, Becoming a Healthy Church illustrates the ten most important characteristics of church health. Based on extensive surveys, this helpful volume is designed to encourage the

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"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven." -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church

Now available in trade paper, Becoming a Healthy Church illustrates the ten most important characteristics of church health. Based on extensive surveys, this helpful volume is designed to encourage the creation of a healthy climate for your church and its ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801065033
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
888,726
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Acknowledgments11
Preface13
1.Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Ministry17
2.God's Empowering Presence27
Characteristic 1
3.God-Exalting Worship41
Characteristic 2
4.Spiritual Disciplines59
Characteristic 3
5.Learning and Growing in Community7
Characteristic 4
6.A Commitment to Loving and Caring Relationships95
Characteristic 5
7.Servant-Leadership Development115
Characteristic 6
8.An Outward Focus135
Characteristic 7
9.Wise Administration and Accountability157
Characteristic 8
10.Networking with the Body of Christ179
Characteristic 9
11.Stewardship and Generosity197
Characteristic 10
12.The Process of Becoming a Healthy Church215
Afterword223
AppendixMinistry Platform of Vision New England226
Notes232
Selected Bibliography and Strategic Planning Resources235

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