God-Size Your Church: Maximizing Your Impact

Overview

This how-to for church growth outlines principles of growth for all sizes of congregations, while emphasizing that church growth is not about numbers, but about fulfilling God's vision for your church's impact on the world.

What is church growth about if it isn't about numbers? It's about impact! Using his own experience as founding pastor of LifePoint Church in Minden, Nevada, pastor John Jackson helps pastors and lay leaders increase the impact of their congregations for their...

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Overview

This how-to for church growth outlines principles of growth for all sizes of congregations, while emphasizing that church growth is not about numbers, but about fulfilling God's vision for your church's impact on the world.

What is church growth about if it isn't about numbers? It's about impact! Using his own experience as founding pastor of LifePoint Church in Minden, Nevada, pastor John Jackson helps pastors and lay leaders increase the impact of their congregations for their communities and the Kingdom of God. Jackson urges readers to dream God-sized dreams, offering practical advice for building community and transforming leadership. With varying suggestions for different sizes of churches, Jackson shows you don't have to be a megachurch to have God-sized impact on your community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830856626
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2011
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Jackson is the president of William Jessup University, the co-founder of Thriving Churches International, and the founding pastor of LifePoint Church. He has written a number of books, including Pastorpreneur and God-Size Your Church.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

1 Dreaming God-Sized Dreams 5

2 Is God-Sizing Biblical? 13

3 The LifePoint Church Story: Versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 21

4 God-Size Your Vision 35

5 God-Stze Your Church Environments 41

6 God-Size Your Systems 47

7 God-Size Your Leaders 55

8 Leadership Barriers to God-Sizing Your Church, Part 1 61

9 Leadership Barriers to God-Sizing Your Church, Part 2 75

10 Growth Barriers for Smaller Churches: Under 200 89

11 Growth Barriers for Medium Churches: 200-399 101

12 Growth Barriers for Large Churches: 400-799 109

13 So, You "Want to Start a God-Sized Church? 119

14 The Ripple Effect: Get Out of Line It's Worth It! 131

Appendix 137

Notes 153

Bibliography 157

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