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Overview In this dynamic book, Church Doctor Kent Hunter explores ten worldviews (windows) that greatly affect your life and your church. Based on research of over 18,000 church members, Hunter reveals that most tensions in churches are focused on symptoms rather than the issues that lie behind them - conflicting worldviews.
Unmasks the hidden "worldviews" that stand in the way of congregational vitality and mission.
They are problems with which every pastor is familiar: dwindling attendance in Sunday school classes; high levels of gossip and dissatisfaction; widespread apathy; weak financial support; inability to reach out to the unchurched. These and similar difficulties confound congregational leaders every day. Why are they often so difficult to address? Why do the programs put in place to remove these problems sometimes wind up adding to them? It is because these are not the problems themselves, but rather their symptoms.
If you wish to get to the real problem, you have to address the underlying assumptions, perspectives, and attitudes that cause these symptoms. You have to root out the false, unbiblical worldviews that lie at the heart of the problem. Discovering those worldviews is what Kent R. Hunter's proposal Discover Your Windows is all about.
Through years of working with individual congregations, and in the process of conducting nearly 15,000 interviews with individual church members, he has discovered the underlying perspectives that prevent churches from becoming the centers of witness and ministry God calls them to be. In this new book he summarizes what he has learned into 10 destructive worldviews, and demonstrates the biblical alternative. For example, to the prevalent yet false worldview that the main purpose of Christians in the church is to provide a place of fellowship and share God's love with each other, he posits the biblical worldview that the main purpose of Christians in the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687021545 ISBN13 9780687021543
Availability 74 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 07:09.
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More About Kent R. Hunter
Kent R. Hunter is President of the Church Growth Center, a church intervention service based in Corunna, Indiana. His syndicated radio program, "The Church Doctor," is heard on more than 250 stations in the United States, Canada, and South America.
Reviews - What do customers think about Discover Your Windows: Lining Up With God's Vision?
To much church growth movement Jul 28, 2007
My estimation of this work has diminished in proportion to the amount of material I have read from the emergent/missional church authors. I am becoming even more suspicious of the church is like a mall or other retail point, just different product. While there is useful information on church growth, what percentage of new comers will come from other existing churches with these methods. After several decades of the church growth movement we are still in a downward slide as a western Christianity as a whole.