The Church of Irresistible Influence
Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community An inspiring description and story showing how a church can become an irresistible influence on its neighbourhood, community, and world by building bridges over troubled waters to a dying culture through...
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Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community
An inspiring description and story showing how a church can become an irresistible influence on its neighbourhood, community, and world by building bridges over troubled waters to a dying culture through showing the love of God in action.
A city set on a hill, inescapably visible. A lit lamp brilliantly illuminating the darkest room. With compelling metaphors, Jesus described the church and its impact on the world. And indeed, filled with the Holy Spirit, the early church demonstrated a spiritual energy and depth that transformed the surrounding culture. Don't let your church settle for less! Using bridges as a metaphor for "irresistible influence" - or i2, as he calls it - Robert Lewis shows how your church can become a strong, well-travelled link between heaven and earth in your community.
In this engaging and uplifting book, Lewis tells the stories and shares the experiences and lessons of Fellowship Bible Church to show:
* what it will take to reconnect your church with your community
* the how-to's of "incarnational bridge building"
* true stories of i2 in action
* how to expand the i2 effort through new partnerships and adventures
* requirements of the church in the 21st century.
Now available in paperback. The inspiring story of how a church showed God's love to a dying culture by building bridges to its neighborhood, community, and world.
Rober Lewis is the teaching pastor at a large metropolitan church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been featured many times on the FamilyLife Conferences national broadcast over the past eleven years.Robert has written Building Teamwork in Your Marriage (Word); Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage, which he coauthored with William Hendricks and Managing Pressure in Your Marriage with Dennis Rainey.
Robert Lewis is the best-selling author of Raising a Modern-Day Knight and Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage. He also serves on the board of directors for Leadership Network, is founder of Mens Fraternity, and pastor-at-large for Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2001, he was named Pastor of the Year by the National Coalition of Mens Ministry. He and his wife, Sherard, have four children. His latest book is The New Eve: Choosing God's best for your Life.