Rethinking the Successful Church: Finding Serenity in God's Sovereignty

Rethinking the Successful Church: Finding Serenity in God's Sovereignty

by Samuel D. Rima

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801091179
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Introduction9
1.Megachurch Mania: Our Obsession with Ministry Success11
2.Recipes for Success: Just Follow the Formula25
3.Personal Ministry Success versus God's Sovereignty: An Uneasy Paradox44
4.Success Sickness: When We Insist on Ministry Success69
5.Letting Go of the Need to Succeed: Trusting God to Do What's Best95
6.Our Stimulus to Trust: The Sovereignty of God122
7.God's Loving Sovereignty: The Source of Our Serenity144
8.Redefining Ministry Success in Light of God's Loving Sovereignty: From Quantitative Result to Qualitative Experience160
Conclusion183
Notes191

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