Intentional Churches: How Implementing an Operating System Clarifies Vision, Improves Decision-Making, and Stimulates Growth

Intentional Churches: How Implementing an Operating System Clarifies Vision, Improves Decision-Making, and Stimulates Growth

by Doug Parks, Bart Rendel

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Overview

Do you want to reignite your passion for the local church and see your congregation live out the Great Commission by growing and making disciples? If so, implementing the revolutionary Intentional Growth Planning™ operating system will benefit you, your church, and your community!

Just as laptops and smart phones have an operating system, the church needs a biblically based operating system where its various programs and activities can effectively plug in to.

In Intentional Churches, Doug Parks and Bart Rendel combine their 35 years of executive church leadership experience and unveil a proven and practical operational system that will help you:

  • Clarify your unique vision
  • Filter trends and new ideas through your mission
  • Improve implementation abilities
  • Maintain unity and alignment around what matters most

This is a repeatable and transferable process any church can learn. Start today and be ready to go and grow through God’s power for God’s glory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400217182
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/24/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Doug Parks is co-founder and CEO of Intentional Churches. Previously he served for seventeen years as the Executive Pastor at Canyon Ridge Christin Church in Las Vegas, NV. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Jennifer and two children.


Bart Rendel is co-founder and president of Intentional Churches. He was an executive leader at Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky and Central Christian Church in Las Vegas for eighteen years. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Catherine and two children.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Preface xix

Introduction xxv

Foundations

1 The Intentional Leader 3

2 Eight ChurchOS Fundamentals 20

Phase 1 Discover

3 The Great Commission Engine (Part 1) 45

4 The Great Commission Engine (Part 2) 63

4 Squatters, Cul-De-Sacs, and Buffets 89

Phase 2 Design

6 Who Is Your One? 115

7 The Engagement Pathway 134

8 Double Vision 161

Phase 3 Organize

9 Visionary Decisions 183

Phase 4 Activate

10 Go and Grow 203

Acknowledgments 235

About Intentional Churches 239

Additional Resources 243

Notes 245

About the Authors 247

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