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Overview From the introduction Why the title? There is a triple meaning in that title, and these three meanings give the reason for writing the book. First, I want to show that the Church is bigger than you think in TIME. Second, I want to show that the church is bigger than you think in SIZE. Third, I want to show that the Church is bigger than you think in STRUCTURE. This book has emerged from years of ministry to Christian workers and leaders in conferences and seminars. Patrick Johnstone shares his passion for mission with us. The book is set out in 6 parts 1) Eternity 2) The Past 3) The Present 4) The Future 5) The Consummation 6) The Precious Promises for Harvesters It comprehensively takes the reader through every aspect of the growth of the church it is rooted in scripture and will be an inspiration to all of us.
Publishers Description Patrick Johnstone shares his passion for mission with us, showing us that the Church is bigger than we think in terms of Time, Size and Structure. The book has emerged from years of ministry to Christian workers and leaders and seminars. It comprehensively takes the reader through every aspect of the growth of the church and is an excellent companion to 'Operation World'. It is rooted in scripture and will be an inspiration to us all.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.31" Height: 0.92" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1857922697 ISBN13 9781857922691
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More About Patrick Johnstone & Johnstone Patrick
Patrick Johnstone has informed and inspired a generation of Christian workers with his "Operation World" books, which have sold 2.5 million copies. He lives in England, where he continues his lifetime of service with WEC International.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Church Is Bigger Than You Think?
Encouraging Apr 18, 2008
It is an encouraging book to a man trying to explain the importance of mission
Great Book on Missions Oct 24, 2003
Patrick Johnstone obviously understands contemporary missions. He also has an evident heart for reaching the world with the saving message of the cross. He has observed and researched many different kinds of mission work in many different areas. This book is not only a record of what he has observed and researched, but it also a book with many challenges and ideas for missions in the future. I appreciated the great deal of numbers, statistics and facts. These were very educational. I also was intrigued by his `tripartite structure' for missions. This structure consists of a balance between the local church, the mission agency and the training institute. There are obvious challenges for the local church, the mission agency and the training institutes in reaching the world for Christ. There is a great few chapters in the back about the Christian life and how that applies to `mission'.
As somewhat of a `conservative evangelical' I found myself cringing at times with his more inclusive view of the Church. And at times, I did not necessarily agree with his interpretation of Isaiah 53. But these may need to be areas that I need to grow in.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in reaching the world with the saving message of the cross. The church has been around for 2000 years, and there is still a lot of work for us to do. I believe this book will inform and challenge us about the unfinished task.