Item description for To Love is to Listen: Growing Your Church and Your Faith Through Personal Visitation by Ray Schroeder...
A how-to book on growing your church in a personal, loving manner. Learn listening skills that can help you in all your relationships.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Writers Club Press
ISBN 0595168183 ISBN13 9780595168187
Availability 0 units.
More About Ray Schroeder
Schroeder graduated from Indiana University, the School of Business. After ten years as an accountant, Ray answered the call to the ministry and attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, graduating in 1986. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He served churches in Indiana and Illinois before being called as an associate pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Arizona, in 1994.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Love is to Listen: Growing Your Church and Your Faith Through Personal Visitation?
This is a powerful book! Jan 10, 2002
I'm truly impressed with this book. It is organized in such a logical sequence. First, the author bares his frustration in trying to keep his home visits always on a spiritual plane. There is not a pastor or layman who has not been disheartened in visitation when the conversation is politely turned from the subject of salvation to secular conversation. Readers will quickly identify with the author's admission and wonder what new plans he might have. The surprise comes when he suggests a non-directive approach, which allows love to be the focus point. Wow! I still have loads of books on evangelism on how to get people to commit their faith in Jesus Christ. None of them suggest that love should be the key into the door of someone else's life. What the author has made so meaningful to me is the recognition that a person's home is truly their sanctuary. If we are to be allowed into their home, we cannot expect to re-arrange their house by our visit. Nor can we bring in "furnishing" to clutter their household when they are not ready for additions. Only through our abiding love for them will they eventually open up their closet doors. It worked for Jesus, it will work for us.