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Overview Your church can rise from its plateau and Break The 200 Barrier! New Perspectives On Breaking The 200 Barrier is directed to both the pastor and the layperson and offers insights and strategies that will help your church move beyond the average and into the extraordinary. Based on current church trends, new research, and years of experience, strategist Dr. Bill Sullivan returns to the topic of his earlier work, Ten Steps To Breaking The 200 Barrier (1988), and revisits the challenges churches face when trying to grow beyond an attendance of 200. This time he focuses on how the decisions of the congregation affect the church as a whole. He stresses why it is important to train the people, as well as the pastor and church leaders, to understand and accept the changes that come with growth and the desire to expand Christ's kingdom. New Perspectives On Breaking the 200 Barrier will help your church: * Examine the decisions made toward church growth and understand how to make better choices * Develop a strategy for dealing with tacit assumptions that remain fixed and unresponsive to change without placing all of the responsibility on the pastor * Focus on prayer and faith with new insight * Recognize that the gate of change is locked on the inside and it is the congregation that holds the key
Publishers Description New Perspectives on Breaking the 200 Barrier offers pastors and church leaders insight and strategies that will help their church move beyond the average and into the extraordinary. Based on current church trends and new research, seasoned speaker and strategist, Dr. Bill Sullivan, author of Ten Steps to Breaking the 200 Barrier - 1988, revisits the need for churches to strive to grow beyond a membership of 200, focusing this time on the congregation and their decisions that effect the church as a whole. Sullivan stresses the need for church leaders to understand the value of training the people, not just the pastors, to understand and accept the changes that come with growth and the Church's desire to expand Christ's kingdom.See www.200barrier.org for Free 'Choice Points' Leader's Guide and Free Teaching Power Point Presentation.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN 0834121786 ISBN13 9780834121782
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More About Bill Sullivan
Dr. Bill M. Sullivan began his ministry in a home mission church in Denver in 1957. He has spoken at numerous church growth seminars and has developed two church growth strategies and authored Growth-Timer for small churches and POINT, a comprehensive program of process evangelism (Prayer - Outreach - Incorporation - New Birth - Training). He also was coeditor of The Smaller Church in a Super Church Era. Sullivan has directed church growth efforts nationally and internationally for more than 5000 churches. He lives in the Kansas City area.