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Power Surge

Power Surge

by Michael W. Foss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800632648

ISBN-13: 9780800632649

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

A powerful plan to transform church members into impassioned disciples.

Drawing on his experience at Prince of Peace, Foss makes the case for transforming congregations from a membership model to a discipleship model of church affiliation. The book begins with a careful analysis of recent patterns in church membership/demographics which argue for this paradigm shift

Overview

A powerful plan to transform church members into impassioned disciples.

Drawing on his experience at Prince of Peace, Foss makes the case for transforming congregations from a membership model to a discipleship model of church affiliation. The book begins with a careful analysis of recent patterns in church membership/demographics which argue for this paradigm shift. Subsequent chapters detail the unique leadership and organizational needs of a discipleship model; explore the building and maintaining of fundamental trust-in God and in His people-as the cornerstone of the model; and provide practical helps for assessing the present and strategies for moving into the future.

Addressed to rostered and non-rostered professional and non-professional church leaders interested in transforming their churches into centers for discipleship and mission, Power Surge makes the case for a dynamic, functional model of church affiliation that moves away from a membership model centered on prerogatives of membership to a discipleship model centered on the notion of Christian vocation/calling. It proposes a grace-centered, rather than legalistic, model of discipleship and builds a bridge through transferable principles between congregational mission mindedness and the individual Christian's life of faith.

This book utilizes assessment tools and practical helps so that congregations can make the transition between membership and discipleship paradigms, as it draws on the experience of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church as a case study illustrating the principles of a discipleship model of church affiliation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632649
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Series:
Prisms: New Insights for Christian Leaders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
322,089
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Making the Move from Membership to Discipleship
2. Discipleship and Spiritual Leadership
3. Six Critical Marks of Leadership
4. Culture Shock!
5. The Marks of Discipleship
6. Beliefs, Values, Vision, and Mission
7. Beyond Committees to Ministry Teams
8. Developing Leaders for the Church and the World
9. Being What You Say You Are
Closing Words
Notes

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