How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth

How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth

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How to Break Growth Barriers: Capturing Overlooked Opportunities for Church Growth by Carl F. George, Warren Bird

The potential for your church is limitless

Growth comes when effective leadership and empowerment of people work hand in hand. For many pastors this requires a new way of thinking about their role—from shepherd as sole caregiver to shepherd as developer and coach of many caregivers. In this paradigm-shifting book, you'll discover how to communicate a vision for the future, equip people to carry out that vision, and harness opportunities for growth you may never have thought of.

The strategies found in this book are not only tried and true, and taken from a biblical perspective of a "harvest" vision, but also newly updated to reflect our changing culture, including helpful charts and checklists for self-evaluation.


"When I began in ministry as a young leader, I lived by this book as our church grew from a handful of people to 200 and then over the years to over 1,000. Everything Carl George and Warren Bird said was bang-on every step of the way."—Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor, Connexus Church, Barrie and Orillia, Ontario; blogger, careynieuwhof.com

"The whole goal of ministry is to give it away to more and more people. In Saddleback's early years I invited our people into a covenant, 'If you'll do the ministry, I'll make sure you're well fed.' That turning point transformed our church and led to a season of incredible growth—and this excellent book shows you how to make a similar transition."—Rick Warren, founding pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California; pioneer of Pastors.com


Carl F. George, one of North America's premier church growth consultants, has trained pastors, staff, and top executives from more than one hundred denominations. He is former director of the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth and former president of the American Society for Church Growth. His other books include Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership. He and his wife, Grace, live near Greenville, South Carolina.

Warren Bird
is research director for Leadership Network, the nation's leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from ideas to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also author or coauthor of twenty-eight books, including Next: Pastoral Succession That Works. He and his wife, Michelle, live in a suburb of New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801038532
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1993
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carl F. George, one of North America's premier church growth consultants, has trained pastors, staff, and top executives from more than one hundred denominations. He is former director of the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth and former president of the American Society for Church Growth. His other books include Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership. He and his wife, Grace, live near Greenville, South Carolina.

Warren Bird is research director for Leadership Network, the nation's leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from ideas to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also author or coauthor of twenty-eight books, including Next: Pastoral Succession That Works. He and his wife, Michelle, live in a suburb of New York City.

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