The Resurgent Church

Author: Mike McDaniel
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718078837
Format: PDF
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For the first time in centuries, the Church no longer has a primary place in the cultural dialogue. Christian leaders living off old assumptions are struggling, while missional churches are discovering new ways to reinvent themselves, arrest the general decline, and become catalysts for new strategies for reaching non-believers. These new voices are are following the lead of the early church, shifting their focus to a missional model. The Resurgent Church will help church leaders who are struggling to find and incorporate this new paradigm into their local church body.

Church Zero

Author: Peyton Jones
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408806
Format: PDF, ePub
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A radical call to reform, Church Zero is a punk-rock approach to the pressing issue of gaining ground as rapidly as the early church. With a fresh perspective forged in the dirty trenches of international post-Christian societies, Peyton Jones pulls no punches as he brings this message to the American Church: We have lost our way. The church is losing ground fast: losing the generation under age 30 and drawing few nonbelievers toward Christ. Christ gave us a leadership model for commando outreach, and the church has ignored it for too long. Will we continue down the path of self-preservation, defending our stalled church structures? Or will we follow the blueprint Jesus lays out? Church Zero challenges readers to once again become a radical, dangerous people who cannot be ignored. It’s time to break out!

Start This Stop That

Author: Jennifer Cowart
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426765347
Format: PDF, Docs
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We need less conventional wisdom and more creative leadership. Not all of the advice you’ve heard on church growth works. Judging by results, most doesn’t. It’s time we re-evaluate the standard thinking on how to grow a church, especially considering new voices questioning the worth of church growth. Jim Cowart is shepherding an amazing story. 1800 professions of Christ in ten years have propelled Harvest Church from a church plant of four – Jim’s family – to a thriving community of Jesus disciples. Harvest is changing their world and having a party while they do it. Learn why conventional church thinking such as pastoral care, long-term planning, stewardship campaigns, committees and even staff inhibit church growth. Learn how to do less, and lead more people to Christ.

Disciples of All Nations

Author: Lamin O. Sanneh
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195189604
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tracing the rise of Christianity to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, this text sheds light on the ways in which societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have been drawn into the Christian orbit.

A Call to Resurgence

Author: Mark Driscoll
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414389078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It’s tempting to believe that the Christian faith is alive and well in our country today. Our politicians talk about God. Our mega-churches are filled. Christian schools dot our landscape. Brace yourself. It’s an illusion. Believe it or not, only 8 percent of Americans profess and practice true evangelical Christian faith. There are more left-handed people than evangelical Christians in America. In this book, Mark Driscoll delivers a wake-up call for every believer: We are living in a post-Christian culture—a culture fundamentally at odds with faith in Jesus. This is good and bad news. The good news is that God is still working, redeeming people from this spiritual wasteland and inspiring a resurgence of faithful believers. The bad news is that many believers just don’t get it. They continue to gather exclusively into insular tribes, lobbing e-bombs at each other in cyberspace. Mark’s book is a clarion call for Christians. It’s time to get to work. We can only do this if we unite around Jesus and the essentials found in his Word, while at the same time, appreciating the distinctives within each Christian tribe. Mark shows us how to do just that. This isn’t the time to wait or debate. Join the resurgence.

Being Church Doing Life

Author: Michael Moynaugh
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857214942
Format: PDF, Docs
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Evidence now suggests that contextual church plants have an important role to play in church growth. There is an increasing international interest in these new and different forms of church, often known as ‘fresh expressions’ or ‘emerging church’. Author Michael Moynagh is a member of the UK national Fresh Expressions movement, a remarkable initiative that has attracted widespread attention around the world. In this inspiring volume he shares practical and comprehensive advice on how to start and grow new churches – however small – in every context of life. This popular introduction emphasizes practical aspects, telling many of the great stories that have emerged through practitioners. It will enthuse and help church leaders and individuals to start and develop these communities; and advise them on how to help them grow to maturity and become sustainable.

Closing the Back Door

Author: Thom Rainer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781570522420
Format: PDF, Docs
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This audio resource looks at proven ways churches are keeping members and attendees active and happy (without compromise) preventing them from slipping out the back door. Most every church loses people by transfer or inactivity. In this audio seminar, you will hear very practical descriptions of how other churches are successfully reaching their communities and keeping their members active. You will learn how to do the same. Includes: Dr. Thom Rainer's compelling seminar on CDs (approx. 4 hours) and 18-page seminar workbook. (382C replaces 382 which contained audiocassettes)"

The End of Christendom

Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Christendom according to Malcolm Muggeridge, is something quite different from Christianity. Christ said his kingdom was not of this world; Christendom on the other hand, is of this world and, like every other human creation, subject to decay and eventual desolation. In this book, Muggeridge perceptively explores the downfall of Christendom, indicating some of the contributing factors in its collapse.

Mission shaped Church

Author: Graham Cray
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715141892
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Society in Britain has changed dramatically in the last 30 years, especially in terms of our understanding of community and how we relate to one another. One of the responses of the Church has been to plant new churches and create 'fresh expressions' of church; churches that relate to our changing context. With a new foreword by the Rt Revd Graham Cray, this detailed, practical and well-researched report: gives an overview of recent developments in church planting;describes varied and exciting 'fresh expressions' of church; offers practical help and advice; looks candidly at where lessons can be learned; proposes a framework and methodology for good, effective church planting; includes recommendations to make possible the visions of a vibrant future Church.Each chapter has a set of questions and challenges to help local parish churches engage with the issues.