Churches are growing. This prophetic and inspirational handbook by church growth expert Bob Jackson explores a variety of growing churches to identify what is making the difference between them and churches which are static or declining. In addition to numerical growth, it asks how we measure spiritual growth and identifies the signs of spiritual vitality.
Bob Jackson relates inspiring stories of effective mission with families, children and young people but also issues pertinent challenges about praying for growth, training leaders, diocesan strategies, spending money effectively, multi-church leadership, the future of the parish model, discipleship in fresh expressions and more. Earthed, practical and inspirational, What Makes Churches Grow lays a practical and theological foundation for continued growth into the future.
About the Author
Bob Jackson teaches mission and church growth at St John's Nottingham and runs a church growth consultancy. He was formerly Archdeacon of Walsall, where he was responsible for Lichfield Diocese's growth strategy.