Item description for Dog Training, Fly Fishing, and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests by Ted Haggard...
Overview This original and highly effective approach to small group ministry is a new model for church growth in the 21st century.
Publishers Description Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry here that can be implemented by a church of any size. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities, the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. This need-and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 29, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849928974 ISBN13 9780849928970
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More About Ted Haggard
Ted Haggard, the author of nine books including Foolish No More!, is a well-respected leader whose influence has been recognized by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, the BBC, and PBS, among others. He serves as senior pastor of the 11,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which he founded in 1985. Ted and his wife, Gayle, are the parents of five children.
Ted Haggard currently resides in Colorado Springs Denver Colora, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dog Training, Fly Fishing, and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century: Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests?
Polluted Waters Jan 7, 2009
Good Christian though he may be, this man lacks the moral stature to write about fly-fishing.
The author's caught on to half of it, that's for sure! Jul 9, 2007
Haggard actually got half of it right... people enjoy affinity groups, and they're a great place to connect with unchurched people and build relationships.
However, his definition of a "cell group" is weak and he lumps all the various kinds of affinity groups in that definition.
Healthy cell groups are holistic, meaning they contain the lifestyle commanded in both the Great Commandment and Great Commission. They are also Christ-centered, and do not find their purpose in snowboarding or scrapbooking.
However, I firmly believe that what Haggard has written about in this book should be employed by holistic small group-based churches as a relationally evangelistic arm of each group in addition to a true, Christ-in-the-midst gathering of believers.
Man cannot live on interest groups (bread) alone.
Nothing Better Jan 9, 2007
I've read many books on small groups and building community within the body of Christ. This is by far the best! Having tried the traditional models for small group ministry for over eight years, I discovered that most people simply don't have the interest or commitment to gather with brothers and sisters based on geographical location. They have all failed. But this past Sunday, three months after having read Haggard's book, our congregation is already beginning our first semester of small groups, and the excitement surpasses anything I've experienced. This book will transform your church and your community. And the priesthood of believers will move more fully into their ministries than ever before!
Fr Greg Evans, Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd in Chelsea, Alabama
Freemarket Cell groups Jul 26, 2006
I bought this bought this book because I do respect Ted Haggard ministry and his books. After reading the book, I bought another 2 for my pastors. By the time I wrote this review I bought another 10 books for friends in ministry. I do think that this book is a great resource for anybody that want to grow his church
Bait and Switch May 7, 2005
Despite this book's title, the author provides no useful information regarding the art of angling with flies, and readers seeking advice on fishing the waters of Colorado, where the author lives, should look elsewhere.