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Hundreds of churches have already implemented Macchia's ten traits and the results can be applied to churches everywhere, regardless of size, denomination, ethnic ...
Hundreds of churches have already implemented Macchia's ten traits and the results can be applied to churches everywhere, regardless of size, denomination, ethnic diversity, geography, or setting.
"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven."-Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life
"Macchia has put his finger on the ten most outstanding characteristics of a healthy church. Cultivation of these characteristics will, through the gracious providence of God, lead to a veritable revival of Christ's church in our time."-Walter C. Kaiser Jr., president, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Few people I know care as deeply about the local church as Steve Macchia. This book makes a huge contribution to the effort of church renewal worldwide."-Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church
"Macchia's sensitivity and spiritual passion for the strengthening of the local church is well known. You will find spiritual insight and practical profitability in this book."-Jack Hayford, The Church on the Way
Stephen A. Macchia is founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., a ministry focusing on spiritual formation needs of leaders and the spiritual discernment processes of leadership teams in local church and parachurch ministry settings nationwide. He is the author of Becoming a Healthy Disciple and Becoming a Healthy Church Workbook.
|1.||Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Ministry||17|
|2.||God's Empowering Presence||27|
|5.||Learning and Growing in Community||7|
|6.||A Commitment to Loving and Caring Relationships||95|
|8.||An Outward Focus||135|
|9.||Wise Administration and Accountability||157|
|10.||Networking with the Body of Christ||179|
|11.||Stewardship and Generosity||197|
|12.||The Process of Becoming a Healthy Church||215|
|Appendix||Ministry Platform of Vision New England||226|
|Selected Bibliography and Strategic Planning Resources||235|