Item description for If It Could Happen Here: Turning the Small-Membership Church Around by Jeffrey H. Patton, Bill Easum & Jeff Patton...
Overview In this informative book, Jeff Patton describes six "levers" for transforming a small-membership church: prayer, discerning a clear vision, indigenous worship, growth groups, membership that means something, and lay pastoring. Filled with solid insights on how the principles Patton has developed can be applied in different contexts, this book will offer hope to all leaders of small-membership congregations who know that there is more to life in Jesus and want to experience it.
Publishers Description Are small membership churches simply places where attendance is dropping, the building is out of date, the programs are boring, and people don't want to change? Jeffrey Patton says absolutely not Small churches can become explosive centers of witness and mission. In If It Could Happen Here . . . Patton describes six "levers" for transforming a small membership church: prayer, discerning a clear vision, indigenous worship, growth groups, membership recruitment, and lay pastoring.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687030331 ISBN13 9780687030330
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeffrey H. Patton, Bill Easum & Jeff Patton
Jeffrey H. Patton is director of Christian Counseling Clinic, Inc. in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Associate Consultant with Easum, Bandy and Associates, a church consulting and futuring firm. An ordained United Methodist elder, he formerly served as pastor of congregations in rural north-central Pennsylvania.