Church That Works
The expertise of veteran church consultant and best-selling author Gary McIntosh is now available in an easily portable format. McIntosh offers readers his invaluable insights on the church in order to help leaders make their churches more effective. It's just...
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The expertise of veteran church consultant and best-selling author Gary McIntosh is now available in an easily portable format. McIntosh offers readers his invaluable insights on the church in order to help leaders make their churches more effective. It's just like hiring your own church consultant, but at a fraction of the cost. This at-a-glance practical guidebook helps pastors and church leaders with a wide variety of issues, including:
* reaching different generations
* following trends
* designing worship
* danger signs of decline
* and many more.
Short, to* the point chapters examine trends and ministry methods that can be easily adapted to fit every church's needs.
Help for facing the challenges of ministry in the real world "Church That Works "offers sound guidance on the ministry details and decisions that sooner or later require your attention. In this idea-packed book you will find practical advice on issues pastors commonly face, such as -assessing new ministry trends -welcoming and following up with newcomers to your church -planning worship services -revitalizing a declining church -ministering across generations -leading and compensating staff Whatever your ministry situation, "Church That Works" gives you the insights and wisdom of a trusted advisor to help your church face the challenges of ministry in a new century with confidence. "Remarkably insightful, informative, and thought-provoking. Gary has an outstanding knowledge of a wide range of subjects. I heartily recommend this work to all pastors and church leaders."--Dr. Mark Williams, vice president of training, Dynamic Church Planting International ""Church That Works" will enable every leader in the church to understand twenty-first-century congregation health, growth, and outreach. Comprehensive in scope, practical in discussion, and empowering in change; every minister and church member will be lifted to a new level of effectiveness. It is a must read."--Mark T. O'Farrell, district superintendent, Southeastern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
Gary L. McIntosh (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, he leads 20-25 national seminars a year, serves as a church consultant, was president of the American Society of Church Growth in 1995-1996, and has written numerous books, including Finding Them; The Issachar Factor: Three Generations: One Size Doesn't Fit All; Overcoming the Dark Side,; Staffing Your Church for Growth and most recently Taking your Church to the Next Level
Koorong -Editorial Review.