Item description for Your Church Can Thrive: Making the Connections That Build Healthy Congregations by Harold Percy...
Overview The author describes the four main groups of people churches can reach with their ministries: those in the pews, those who walk in, friends and family of current members, and those who live in the neighborhood. He then provides short-term steps and long-term strategies for teaching out to these groups, drawing them into the church, and helping them grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. This book helps readers focus the development of the ministries and programs of the church on those whom the church is trying to reach.
How is your church going to grow? Will it grow by fine-tuning worship, the preaching, the Christian education programs, and the like? Or will it grow by making strategic assessments of the people it is most likely to reach and focusing the ministries of the church on the goal of offering the gospel to those people? In this brief, practical book Harold Percy helps congregations answer these critical questions about their mission and ministry.
After assisting the reader with the crucial issue of motivation, Percy lays out the four main groups of people that any congregation can and should seek out: 1. Those in the pews; 2. Those who walk in; 3. Friends and family of current members; 4. Those who live in the neighborhood. Percy argues that these four types of people represent the congregation's best opportunity to lead people to become committed disciples of Jesus Christ. He offers solid, easy-to-follow advice on how churches can understand the needs of these groups and reach out to them.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687022568 ISBN13 9780687022564
Availability 118 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 10:04.
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More About Harold Percy
HAROLD PERCY is Rector of Trinity Anglican Church, Streetsville, Ontario, and the author of books on discipleship and evangelism.
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Growing Churches through Connections Apr 10, 2007
This book is easily read and has many good points about the way churches grow through connections. It is gives clear examples of all the work inside. And it is also good for those who are leaders of churches that want to thrive not just grow....there is a difference but the same ideas apply!