Item description for To Spread the Power: Church Growth in the Wesleyan Spirit by George G. Hunter...
Overview "This book uses the lessons of the past more effectively than any I have yet read on evangelism and the expansion of Christianity. The book is not theory. It gives practical strategies for action. The church that follows its proposal is bound to grow."
Provides six proven successful "mega-strategies" for bringing more people into the church. Explains why John Wesley's writings still hold valuable insights for church growth.
"In reading the manuscript, I was inspired by the constant swing between theory and practice. Here is a valid principle, writes Hunter; here is how it works in Tampa, Florida, or Wilmington, Delaware. I was also enthused, as you will be, to observe how McGavran and Wesley targeted 'responsive' people, how they both used indigenous music and language and culture, how they identified needs and met them, and how determined both were to have supportive fellowship groups, lest converts die 'aborning'."--Richard Wilke, from the foreword.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1987
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687422590 ISBN13 9780687422593
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Evangelism for Mainline Church Jul 26, 2007
"The Wesleyan Spirit" is one of practicality (good sense and reason), deeply biblical, open to the Spirit, honors the traditions of the church. Applied to evangelism and church growth, it makes for a powerful plan for reaching people for Christ's sake. George Hunter provides 6 strategies for bringing more people into the church. These include: identifying receptive people, reaaching out across social/cultural boundaries, creating more ways for people to connect, ministering to people's needs, and reforming ministries to "speak the language" of the people. Excellent resource for serious, mainline Christians who want to be involved in evangelism.