Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century: 10 Life-Giving Systems for Vibrant Ministry

Gary L. McIntosh; R. Daniel Re

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Barcode: 9780825431708

Release date: 20/03/2006

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Using the analogy of the human body, Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century explores the ten interacting systems that make up a healthy church body such as spiritual energy, corporate intercession, spiritual disciplines, mentoring, and team ministry.

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An innovative approach to dynamic church ministry through recognition of spiritual health and energy as the basis of ministry vitality. Using the analogy of the human body, Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century explores the ten interlocking systems that make up a healthy church body, such as spiritual energy, corporate intercession, spiritual disciplines, mentoring, and team ministry. The result is a book brimming with insights and encouragement to help understand how the church can experience lasting spiritual growth. (PastorBookshelf.com 2007-07-01)

From the Back Cover

As churches position themselves for healthy, growing ministry in the new millennium, pastors and church leaders must understand the changes that affect the church. "But more importantly," Gary L. McIntosh and R. Daniel Reeves write, "churches need to focus on being intentional in how they respond."

Using the analogy of the human body, Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century explores the ten interacting systems that make up a healthy church body. If working together, these life-giving systems, which include spiritual energy, mentoring, and intentional evangelism, will help your church experience lasting spiritual growth and robust ministry.

"The uniqueness of this contribution is that the authors are both veteran consultants who combine keen observation and discerning analysis. They apply systems theory thinking to the life of the local church in a comprehensive manner. I warmly commend their work as providing in-depth analysis together with a wealth of practical guidance."

--Eddie Gibbs
Donald A. McGavran Professor of Church Growth
Fuller Theological Seminary

"Gary McIntosh and Dan Reeves must be two of the ten people in our land who know the most about churches and the proven ways for churches to navigate their future. In this readable and practical volume, the two authors reflect on the future that appears to be emerging, and they explain ten of the 'hinges' that will swing tens of thousands of churches into the kind of future that God wants for them."

--George G. Hunter
Distinguished Professor of Evangelization
Asbury Theological Seminary

Gary L. McIntosh (Ph.D., D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a nationally known author, speaker, educator, and consultant, as well as a professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology. His many books include Church that Works and One Size Doesn't Fit All.

R. Daniel Reeves (D.Miss., Fuller Theological Seminary) is president of Reeves Strategic Consultation Services and is a veteran missiologist. He has nearly three decades of practical experience as a mission and denominational executive, pastor, and professor. Dr. Reeves is the author of Always Advancing.

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