Seminary president Jeff Iorg looks back at the New Testament church in Antioch to find a biblical model of what healthy churches should look like today. Advising a principled approach in the context of this comparison, he shares methods for measuring church health that are based on hard data as well as discernable spiritual realities. Key areas of discussion include a church’s need to emphasize the empowering of the Holy Spirit, advancing the gospel, changing lives, maintaining doctrinal integrity, resolving conflicts, strong leadership, and sacrificial living.
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About the Author
Jeff Iorg is president and chairman of the faculty at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Hardin-Simmons University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Iorg and his wife Ann have three children and live in Mill Valley, California.
Table of Contents
Part 1 A Biblical Case Study
Chapter 1 A Biblical Model of a Transformational Church 3
Chapter 2 Balancing Methods for Measuring Church Health 19
Part 2 A Picture of a Transformational Church
Chapter 3 Spiritual Power 37
A transformational church is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Chapter 4 An Entrepreneurial Mind-Set 55
A transformational church innovates to advance the gospel.
Chapter 5 A Disciple-Making Community 75
A transformational church changes lives.
Chapter 6 Doctrinal Convictions 95
A transformational church maintains doctrinal integrity.
Chapter 7 Conflict Management 115
A transformational church handles conflict effectively.
Chapter 8 Leaders and Followers 137
A transformational church follows strong leaders.
Chapter 9 Generous Sacrifice 159
A transformational church gives itself away.
Part 3 A Hopeful Conclusion
Chapter 10 The Future of Your Church 181